Subject: Re: pkg/23017
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/27/2004 14:59:38
On 27 Mar 2004 wrote:

> State-Changed-From-To: open->suspended
> State-Changed-By: rh
> State-Changed-When: Sat Mar 27 22:06:36 UTC 2004
> State-Changed-Why:
> At the moment, pkgsrc does not support installation to /usr

I don't understand this statement, unless you are saying it "does not
*officially* support installation to /usr".

For the record (again): I have used LOCALBASE as /usr starting in
September 1992 and have used it on over 15 systems (including production
and everyday-use systems) for hundreds of packages. I have used
LOCALBASE=/usr under NetBSD and Linux.

> This change is too substantial to be warranted during the current freeze.

The freeze is over. It was documented to end today.

As for this issue, the package already has patches forcing this -- they
just need to be done correctly.

Also the PR has a note from another user indicating they have same issue
on Irix box with native mntent.h.

Also, PR #24578 is very similar and mentions part of same problems.

> If there is desire to support pkgsrc installations to /usr, this PR can
> be re-opened at a later time.

Who makes that decision?

(Before I even started using LOCALBASE as /usr over 18 months ago, others
posted that they have also used pkgsrc the same.)

   Jeremy C. Reed