Subject: Re: Updating pkg_install on NetBSD 4
To: Christian Hattemer <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 09/28/2007 04:53:40
On Feb 16,  3:18pm, Christian Hattemer wrote:
} > (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?

     No it wouldn't.  This could be a problem.  The default search path
for man comes from /etc/man.conf and can be modified with the MANPATH
environment variable.  /etc/man.conf contains:

_default        /usr/{share,X11R6,pkg,local}/man/

This means that the manpages for pkg_install will be the ones from
base.  I don't know of any solutions other then the end user having to
modify more stuff.

} 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 
} shown.
}-- End of excerpt from Christian Hattemer