Subject: pkg_add woes
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/16/1998 03:03:14
> * If any component of /usr/pkg (or the path it tries to install in) is
>   a symlink, it just silently fails to do anything -- even though
>   /usr/pkg (or the appropriate path) exists.

BTW, note that even though it's possible to use `-p' to work around
this (once one figures out what happened!), it's a serious pain in the
arse, because the path differs between pkgs (i.e. for some it's
/usr/pkg, for some /usr/X11R6, and for one it's even /emul/linux).

Really, given that all the paths exist, it should just install and not
give me crap about it...