Subject: Re: Building from CDROM
To: Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 11/17/1998 08:00:09
On Mon, 16 Nov 1998 12:39:29 -0800 Alistair Crooks wrote:
> Please note that, since September 1998, the pkgsrc directory hierarchy
> can be mounted read-only. Not that this helps you much, but it might help
> you in the future.
One thing that doesn't seem to work for me (and I can't remember if I
reported it) was that when setting DISTDIR to a read-only directory, it
doesn't look in the LOCAL_PORTS directory (mostly for pkg_install.*)
Obviously you can point DISTDIR at the subdirectory when installing such
packages, but that seems kinda "not right". Also if you need to fetch a
non-distributable package (eg, ssh), it can't place it in the read-only
Without knowing if there's a "proper" solution (I've looked a couple of
times through mk/* without seeing anything obvious), it would seem like
a good idea if you could specify multiple directory to look for packages
in, as well as a writable directory to place newly fetched packages.
DISTDIRS= /ftp/pub/NetBSD/packages/distfiles \
Maybe "LOCALDISTDIR" could be just left as "DISTDIR" for compatibility
with the current setup.
Does all this make sense?
Do you want a PR on this?