Subject: Re: pkgsrc on Debian GNU/Linux
To: Ognyan Kulev <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 12/21/2007 08:06:05
On Fri, 21 Dec 2007, Ognyan Kulev wrote:

> I use Debian Etch (stable) and I needed GIMP 2.4 so I decided to try pkgsrc.
> This is my second time of using pkgsrc on Linux and I'm disappointed again by
> not enough documentation about pkgsrc on Linux. I think some of the things
> below should at least be mentioned in pkgsrc documentation, so that people
> don't waste hours finding such things.
> 1. To compile gtk stuff (and maybe other), the following settings should
> be present in mk.conf:
> X11BASE=                /usr
> LDFLAGS+=               -Wl,-rpath -Wl,/usr/pkg/lib
> PKG_CONFIG_PATH=        /usr/pkg/lib/pkgconfig
> There are messages about /usr/pkg/lib that changing, or
> using environment variables like LD_LIBRARY_PATH or LD_RUN_PATH will
> help but they don't apply. I guess they are correct for NetBSD but not
> for Linux or other system where pkgsrc is artificially added.
> Please document the above settings (or any other that works) in
> pkgsrc guide.

These three should not be documented. Pkgsrc should do the right thing.

Please report your actual errors so we can fix the problem.

  Jeremy C. Reed