Subject: Re: Updating pkg_install on NetBSD 4
To: None <>
From: Christian Hattemer <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 09/26/2007 20:42:33
> (e) Make pkg_install in base install into /usr/libexec/pkg_install and 
> create a pkgwrapper(8) that works much like mailwrapper(8) and reads 
> /etc/pkgwrapper.conf for configuration information.  Make pkg_install in 
> pkgsrc install into ${PREFIX}/libexec/pkg_install and provides an 
> example pkgwrapper.conf that can be copied into /etc to make pkgwrapper 
> use the pkgsrc-installed versions of the pkg_* tools.

Does this also switch the man pages and other stuff that may be there?

While mailwrapper switches between sendmail and postfix, which have distinct 
names, there isn't a problem.

However pkgwrapper would only switch between different versions of the same 
programs. Without special actions by the wrapper one would have to edit the 
manpath oneself to make sure that the appropriate versions of the pages are 

Bye, Chris