Subject: Re: pkgsrc/$pkg/work/.install_done considered harmful?
To: None <>
From: Chuck Yerkes <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/02/2003 05:48:29
I build on a machine that's kept upto date and has
all the include files and libraries.

I mount /usr/pkgsrc/ on another machine that's NOT the build
machine.  I remove the .install_done and run "make"

Sometimes the build system is not the system running the install.

While we're here, it would be neat if the work/ directory
were architecture noted:  work-sparc/  !=  work-i386 and
it'd be neat to have one tree.

Quoting Peter Seebach (
> Has anyone ever had .install_done be *useful*?  In my experience, one of
> two situations applies:
> 1.  The package is already installed; the normal check for an
> already-installed package will catch it.
> 2.  For one reason or another, it's not installed; I want to run the install
> anyway.
> I have never benefitted from trying to silently and automatically skip
> the install step.
> -s