Subject: Re: problems with the chroot stuff in /usr/pkgsrc/mk/bulk/mksandbox
To: Roland Illig <>
From: George Michaelson <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 11/20/2006 10:52:36
On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 01:49:02 +0100
Roland Illig <> wrote:

> George Michaelson wrote:
> > But why would the install of something like wget wind up touching
> > the X11 related mk.conf elements? Because it was one of the things
> > which complained..
> Because the X11 parts aren't separated from the other stuff in the 
> infrastructure. You're right in saying that it should be, from a
> pkgsrc user's view, since something that one doesn't use should not
> break unrelated things. Anyway, in this case that does not apply. :(
> I don't think that will be fixed soon, but at least this particular
> bug will be caught with a friendly error message. I hope that helps a
> bit.

Yes very much so, and since I can set X11BASE manually, I've got a
clean(ish) way out while the dependencies are still entangled.

Many thanks for your guidance. I'm pressing on..