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Re: DESTDIR direction, definition?

On Fri, April 23, 2010 10:43 pm, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> 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.

I like this idea.  How close is this?  e.g. once every package supports
DESTDIR, what other changes will still remain to be made?

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