Subject: Re: syspkgs
To: Alan Barrett <apb@NetBSD.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/04/2006 15:12:44
In message <20060104195124.GC1560@apb-laptoy.apb.alt.za>, 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, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb