Subject: Re: "forging" package installation
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/14/1999 10:42:13
>> is there an easy (easier) way to "forge" the installation of a package
>> in /var/db/pkg ...
>Don't do that. Package versions might contain special options, extensions
>and bug fixes.


>> and now weblint thinks that perl5 is installed, so i can install
>> it without building me another new (and unnecessary) perl.
>That unnecessary perl would have had at least two fixes which you missed
>now. It would be wiser to remove that self made perl installation and
>use the package version. If you have programs using "/usr/local/bin/perl"
>create a link pointing to "/usr/pkg/bin/perl".

i looked over the patches...they're patches to Configure to use
$PKGBASE instead of /usr/local, a few suid patches (i'm *NOT* running
suid perl and you couldn't pay to do it), and a thing that says vfork
is okay.  i think this one's okay.  :)

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