Subject: Re: pkgsrc - how to use (some, not all) sources directly from hdd?
To: Z. B. <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/20/2006 14:54:39
On Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 02:40:11PM +0100, Z. B. wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 02:03:40PM +0100, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> > What does "make show-var VARNAME=DISTDIR" say?  Put (or symlink) them
> > there.
> Solved it meanwhile - instead of /usr/pkgsrc/distfiles pkgsrc-wip needs
> /usr/pkgsrc_distfiles.

ehrr.... Can I see the output of "grep DISTDIR /etc/mk.conf" please?

> But there's still problems while building that plugin, now it couldn't find
> java-sdk. :\ I don't need SDK, just JRE as plugin, for some (not so many,
> anyway) occasions, when some website wants it.
> Perhaps someone has created a package with java-plugin for Firefox? I would
> rather install ready-made binary package instead of still struggling with
> that.

Sorry, but:

Redistribution of source or binaries permitted only by license terms

That's why you have to manually download the sources from Sun, accept the
license terms and build from source yourself.

An easy alternative are the pkgsrc/lang/sun-j* binary packages (official
Linux binaries), but then you'll have to run a Linux-binary browser like