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Re: DESTDIR direction, definition?

On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 10:04:21PM -0400, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
> Reading from other descriptions, it looks like it's part of a plan to have
> pkgsrc be able to build binary packages and then install from them safely,
> in an effort to remove the major problem of packages not rebuilding during
> an upgrade and leaving your systems in disarray.  Or maybe I'm pushing my
> own hopes on it.

Exactly. It makes sure that the build works and that the only programs
manipulating pkgdb directly are pkg_add and pkg_delete. Bonus points is
that more work can be done as unprivileged user for most packages.


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