Subject: Re: Revisiting the tk80 issue
To: Markus Illenseer <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/17/1998 08:22:12
On Thu, 16 Jul 1998, Markus Illenseer wrote:
> > Packages should either go in ${LOCALBASE} or ${X11BASE}; the last thing we
> > need is a _third_ install place.  :>
>  I forgot we had those already. How about reminding/offering to the user
> that he can alter the installation target when installing specific
> packages using pkg_add?

That's not that a good idea, as the pkg may have compiled-in paths which 
you can't change at pkg_add time. This said, pkg_add's -p option should 
be used with much care and low expectations of a working system!

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>