Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mk
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: pkgsrc-changes
Date: 10/01/2001 19:10:16
On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 10:19:33AM -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Oct 2001, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> : Au contraire, the setting here was not wrong - it has been like
> : that for over two years, and no-one complained about it until you
> : modified the setting, without prior consultation, two months ago.
> : I shall revert the change you made to - if you disagree with
> : this, please start discussion on tech-pkg about it.
> So I put in a change that has broken nobody for *two months*, as you've
> pointed out, and you're going to revert it on a whim?  Unless you've seen
> proof that my change broke anybody, I find that rather rude.  Instead, I'd
> rather you start a discission about *reverting* the change before doing so.
> The reason for the change from "su - root" to "su root" should be very
> obvious:  with the "-", many environment changes come into play by including
> the root user's ".profile" or ".login" file, where pkgsrc can be tripped up
> by some settings (such as PKG_PATH).
> : I fail to see how any su(1) invocation could be platform-dependent,
> : since the pkgsrc implementation was developed on Solaris.
> Some platforms don't offer as flexible of a su(1) as even Solaris does.
> However, I'm not going to argue this point into the ground; the value should
> be set in exactly one place, and I don't really care which place it is.
> -- 
> -- Todd Vierling <>  *  Wasabi NetBSD:  Run with it.
> -- CDs, Integration, Embedding, Support --

For just now, I'd be really grateful if you could focus your energies
on the toolchain problems. This matter can wait until after that.