Subject: Re: pkg_add just toasted my entire home directory
To: Dante Profeta <>
From: Richard Earnshaw <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/14/1998 20:31:00
I only have one little niggle with the package system (at this time that 

Basically, it doesn't work too well if the pkgsrc lives on a NFS file 
system to which root doesn't have trusted access.  The problem comes 
during the install phase when the installer tries to create more files in 
the build area -- these promptly fail unless world write access is enabled 
because root isn't trusted.