Subject: Re: overriding standard executables via pkgsrc
To: Lubomir Sedlacik <salo@Xtrmntr.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 06/07/2005 13:45:31
In message <20050607140138.GV29841@Xtrmntr.org>, Lubomir Sedlacik writes:
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>On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 09:52:28AM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> I'm curious what people regard as the best way to override standard
>> system executables with local versions or versions from pkgsrc.
>> Deleting or chmoding the standard executables is causes problems for
>it actually does not. just create your local mtree file with the
>overrides (e.g., mode=3D0)and run mtree after upgrades.
I'll play around with that; it's not clear to me that that's simpler
than executing an arbitrary fix-up script. I keep looking for a better
Regardless, I think the mechanism should be part of the standard
upgrade path -- that is, it should somehow be invoked by postinstall.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb