Subject: Re: /usr/pkg/{etc,share}; /var/db/pkg
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/01/1998 19:52:32
On Sat, 1 Aug 1998, Greg A. Woods wrote:

: > 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.  :>
: Well, for /pkg this should *not* be a problem (that's what pkgsrc
: patches are for, no?  ;-)

As I said:  "it's a _lot_ of Makefiles to patch".  If you want it, be my
guest and supply all the patches.  <big grin>

I wouldn't mind seeing symlinks that moved /usr/pkg/{info,man} into
/usr/pkg/share, though.  That could be a "documented option" in the
Packages.txt, perhaps?  Maybe something that pkgsrc would move

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.