Subject: Re: Package Paths Proposal v2
To: Greg A. Woods <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/17/1998 08:29:11
On Wed, 16 Dec 1998, Greg A. Woods wrote:

: > > So far as I can
: > > tell it's still not a given that all packages can be installed at a
: > > different prefix than they were compiled for.
: > 
: > They never would be. The prefix is fixed, and a symlink determines
: > where the files actually end up.
: But then the programs actually go through the symlink ever time they
: access one of their companion files.  I think this is wrong as it means
: changing the administrative link will break everything that's installed.

Then use pkgsrc.  And please stop asking unless you plan to fix all the
sources yourself.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.