Subject: Re: Package Paths Proposal v2
To: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
-- Todd Vierling (Personal email@example.com; Bus. firstname.lastname@example.org)