Subject: Re: syspkgs
To: Alan Barrett <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/04/2006 15:12:44
In message <>, Alan Barrett writes:

>> (I assume the "small problems" with pkg_add you refer to are just
>> startup transients.)
>No, it's because syspkgs want to use pkg_add in a new way, and the
>necessary code's not written yet.  If you just use the existing pkg_add,
>you might notice incorrect directory permissions, incorrect information
>in metalog or etc/mtree, and that pkg_add doesn't have any concept of
>a DESTDIR that is currently mounted somewhere other than where it is
>intended to be used.

I think we're saying the same thing -- it might misbehave now, but will 
behave better in the future.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,