Subject: pkg_add and "-p" (was: Revisiting the tk80 issue)
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/16/1998 18:07:31
In article <>,
	Alistair Crooks <> writes:
> Why ever would tcl require X11? I hope you mean tk.

Yes, "tk" of course.

> For instance, I just realised that a lot of our symbolic links are created
> using an absolute pathname for the target, which will break if a binary
> package is made and this binary package is added to a system where the
> ${PREFIX} is not the same.

There are lots of other things which will break a binary package in this
case e.g. pathnames hard coded into programs, configuration files or
shell scripts. IMHO it is foolish to believe that this can ever be done.

The "-p" option should be removed from "pkg_add" because it will never
really work.

Matthias Scheler