Subject: pkg/37608: audit-packages
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Date: 12/24/2007 19:55:00
>Synopsis: audit-packages is placed under sbin, but pkgsrc requests it
>Arrival-Date: Mon Dec 24 19:55:00 +0000 2007
>Originator: Kazushi (Jam) Marukawa
>Release: NetBSD 4.99.44
System: NetBSD sou 4.99.44 NetBSD 4.99.44 (XEN3_DOMU) #0: Mon Dec 24 10:16:56 JST 2007 jam@fs:/usr/obj/mnt/raid/netbsd/20071223/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/XEN3_DOMU i386
I have 3 requests. These are what I noticed while I was
compiling several pkgsrc files. I just thought some things are
strange, so I'm writing them as change requests. I might be wrong.
If these requests are not strange, please just let me know. No need
One is about message from pkgsrc. When I try to make some pkgsrc
files, it says I need to run download-vulnerability-list program. Is it
possible to show something like "need to install pkg_install and run
download-vulnerrability-list?" The message is OK for ppl who knows it.
However, it was hard to understand for ppl like me who doesn't know what
package the download-vulnerability-list belongs to. Thanks.
Second one is related to the one. I installed security/audit-packages
since it seems to be the thing pkgsrc's vulnerability check system required.
I was wrong. audit-packages doesn't work since it doesn't have -Q option.
I needed to install pkgtools/pkg_install. It was easy if pkgsrc warning
message described it. Is it possible to change the message like I wrote
in the request one? Thanks.
Third one is about the treatment of sbin. The audit-packages is
installed into /usr/pkg/sbin. However, I don't want to put /usr/pkg/sbin
directory in my PATH env-variable. This is my policy. A program placed
under sbin is for privileged users. So, I don't want to put sbin in my
PATH env-variable. However, pkgsrc makefiles require audit-packages by
default. Is it possible to install audit-packages program into /usr/pkg/bin
instead of /usr/pkg/sbin? Or, is it possible to write audit-packages
program with full path?
date is 20071223