Subject: Re: port-i386/5792: pkgsrc.tgz and xsrc.tgz should extract into ./usr/...
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/18/1998 10:05:21
On Sat, 18 Jul 1998 wrote:

: 	Nearly all of the i386 1.3.2 release tarballs extract correctly into
: 	root. There are two exceptions: pkgsrc.tgz and xsrc.tgz, which extract
: 	into ./pkgsrc and ./xsrc respectively. They should extract into some
: 	appropriate place underneath ./usr (for example ./usr/src/pkgsrc,
: 	./usr/src/xsrc, or even ./usr/X11R6/xc to coddle vanilla X11 folks).

Actually, they are position-independent source trees, so they can extract

As to pkgsrc, it's classically been rooted at /usr/pkgsrc, but there was the
change that removed the definition of ${PORTSDIR} to make it

If anything, they belong only under /usr and not under /usr/src, as /usr/src
is only for the base NetBSD sources.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.