Subject: Re: syspkg dependencies
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/20/2004 09:59:22
On Tue, 19 Oct 2004, David Young wrote:
> Cool.  Alan, I suggest using install, e.g.,
> 	@exec install -o root -g wheel -m 0755 %D/altroot

Done.  (It also needed a "-d" option.)

> install has the nice property that it can write a metalog for mtree(8).
> (In the far off future, I hope we can do privilegeless installs of
> selected syspkgs, and then create a boot image with makefs(8).)

The pkg_add in that future will have to differ from the present one
in at least the following ways:

  * understand the concept of a DESTDIR being distinct from a PREFIX;
  * write a metalog;
  * be a host tool;
  * use host tools internally (e.g. pax instead of tar).

It might as well also differ from the present one in not needing
"@exec install" lines for directories.

--apb (Alan Barrett)