Subject: Re: idea for installing pkgsrc shells
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/23/1999 15:22:02
On Fri, 23 Jul 1999, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> matt green ( and i were discussing a feature we'd like
> to see in pkgsrc: the ability to specify that pkgsrc shells will be:
> 	a) statically linked
> 	b) installed in /bin instead of /usr/pkg/bin
> would anyone object to a new variable (e.g, INSTALL_IN_SLASHBIN)
> that we can set in the various shells' Makefiles to do the above?

How would that switch interact with PLISTs? Simply setting LOCALBASE=/
won't work (unfortunately), as this would give you /man, /lib, ...

You could do something like:

@cwd @PREFIX@

in pkg/PLIST and set BINPREFIX either to /bin or $PREFIX/bin, acorrding to
the setting of INSTALL_IN_SLASHBIN. Of course the shell's Makefile would
have to care to replace @PREFIX@ and @BINPREFIX@, and any binary packages
generated would hardcode the one or other behaviour. 

BTW, the two "@cwd @BINPREFIX@" lines are on purpose. (Don't ask).

Implementing dynamic linking in the pkg is left as an exercise to the
reader. :-)

 - Hubert

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