Subject: Re: /usr/pkg/{etc,share}; /var/db/pkg
To: Jim Bernard <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/31/1998 20:40:09
On Fri, 31 Jul 1998, Jim Bernard wrote:

: > alleviates that concern quite neatly.  (While I was at it, in fact, I moved
: > /usr/pkg/{info,man} into /usr/pkg/share and added symlinks for those too.)
:   This is what I do with /usr/local, and I'd be delighted to see it done
: officially with /usr/pkg as well (in which case we could dispense with the
: symlinks).

The difficulty of /not/ having the symlinks is the sheer number of pkgs that
expect "man" and "info" to be a single level under $PREFIX.  That's a lot of
Makefiles to patch.  :>

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.