Subject: Re: pkg/20477: assumes sed is in /bin, isn't on slackware
To: Julio Merino <>
From: Jan Schaumann <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/24/2003 12:42:19
[ let's move this discussion to tech-pkg, shall we? ]

Julio Merino <> wrote:
> I have some patches to fix the 'bootstrap' program to automatically
> locate sed (and all other tools), so it does not break in linux...
> This may be extended to the file too...

I don't think that your changes should be made to defs.*.mk -- these
files provide some reasonable defaults, that the user can overwrite as
they see fit.  Assuming that users on Linux do get their tools from
bootstrap-pkgsrc, it should be sufficient if the bootstrap-process tries
to determine the correct location and sets some variables in
/etc/mk.conf or even just informs the user of the problem.

> Mmm... Linux...

ITYM wwww ;-)


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