Subject: Re: pkg_add just toasted my entire home directory
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: netbsd-bugs
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; Bus.