Subject: Re: Accessing a local distfiles directory?
To: Markus Illenseer <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/13/1998 15:19:15
On Tue, 13 Oct 1998 06:40:30 +0200 (CEST)  Markus Illenseer wrote:

>  Can you NFS-mount the remote directory /ftp/pub/NetBSD/package/distfiles
> to the local directory /usr/pkgsrc/distfiles? If you have mounted the
> directory somewhere else already, try a "mount -t null /somehwere/distfiles
> /usr/pkgsrc/distfiles" instead.
>  This must work - unless a package is missing, and it works for me.
> A symlink is probably a bad idea. When /usr/pkgsrc/distfiles/ is filled
> with files, it must work fine.

A mount worked fine.  I guess there's now the question of what happens
when I find a package I want to install that is restricted from being
mirrored.  I'll probably just throw a copy on the ftp mirror in the
distfiles directory while I need it...

Ta muchly.