Subject: Re: /usr/pkg/etc vs. /etc
To: None <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/11/1998 17:25:53
Firstly, a big thanks to all those that have put so much work
into pkgsrc  I've used it to install quite a few bits and pieces...
>I don't see the advantage of keeping every last bit of package-related
>stuff under /usr/pkg, except for people developing package stuff

I think I tend to agree.  I was pleased when I saw the recent
apache pkg stuff announced - until I read the extent to which the
config etc had been frobbed - a lot of very useful work done that
I may not be able to use - and still integrate it into the way we 
do things here and at other sites.

Not that I think there is a simple answer to the above - I certainly
don't expect everyone to setup their boxes the way I do...

I can understand wanting all the pkgsrc under one tree, but why
_must_ everything be installed under /usr/pkg ?
Its not like any of this stuff can be installed by anyone but
root, and if NetBSD itself is ever broken up into pkgs I don't
expect to see them installed under /usr/pkg :-)