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Re: Seven general questions: packages, ConTeXt, flash etc

On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 07:13:57PM +0200, Pau wrote:
> 1) where are built packages stored?
> =====================

In "/usr/pkgrc/packages" by default.

> I am trying to "stress" NetBSD to see how "fast" it is with pigs such
> as kde etc. This means that I have built kde from source. Where is it
> stored, after I have built it?

It is only installed by default. You have to use "make package"
instead of "make install" to get a binary package.

> 2) Why is zzz not executable by a normal user and only by root?
> ======================================

For security reasons.

> Is there a reason for that? It is executable in OpenBSD

You can always install "sudo" and allow normal users to run it that way.

> 4) Why are dependencies not automatically done in pkgrsc?
> ====================================
> I am trying to build tex and
> => Full dependency tex-marvosym-[0-9]*: NOT found
> => Verifying reinstall for ../../fonts/tex-marvosym
> ERROR: [] A package matching ``tex-marvosym-[0-9]*'' should
> ERROR:     be installed, but one cannot be found.  Perhaps there is a
> ERROR:     stale work directory for ../../fonts/tex-marvosym?

They should be installed automatically. Are you sure you have a
complete and consistant copy of "pkgsrc"?

> 6) Has anybody installed firefox-bin-flash?
> =========================

Not for a while I'm using "ns-flash" via "nsplugginwrapper" (both
available in "pkgsrc") with a native Firefox 3.0.x (also in
"pkgsrc" under "www/firefox3").

> Somehow the flash player has been removed from the servers

Yes, Adobe keeps doing that.

        Kind regards

Matthias Scheler                        

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