Subject: Re: package question
To: Justin Heath <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/25/2000 13:34:28
On Sat, 25 Nov 2000, Justin Heath wrote:

> Assuming I am an unprivliged user how would I go about 'make && make
> install' to install software from the pkgsrc collection? 
> I saw a snippet in the FreeBSD Docs that list two variables 'make
> PORTSDIR=/$' and 'make PREFIX=/$'. I have tried this with the users home
> path, but it still tries to build in /usr/tmp/*. This fails to a
> 'Permision denied' error because this user does not have write
> permissions to /usr/tmp. 
> What steps do I need to take (besides changing /usr/tmp permissions) to
> remedy this?

Maybe try setting WRKOBJDIR. Some documentation can be found in
pkgsrc/Packages.txt, packages(7) manual page and

   Jeremy C. Reed