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Re: DESTDIR direction, definition?

On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 07:01:45PM -0400, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
> 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?

There is an issue with the packlist handling of Perl left and some
packages need to request the user/group handling earlier. Otherwise it
is primarily testing. Maybe making "bmake clean" depend on "bmake
package-clean" as well, but that is questionable.


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