Subject: Re: pkg_add just toasted my entire home directory
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 10/14/1998 16:04:53
On Wed, 14 Oct 1998, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
: 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.
Then you'll need to find a different method of installation (such as a
direct untarring on the server, which would lose the /pkgdb info).
/usr/pkg is designed to have root-owned files, and if you can't install to
it, there's not much we can do about it except give the above suggestion.
-- Todd Vierling (Personal firstname.lastname@example.org; Bus. email@example.com)