Subject: Re: packages build (from current-users)
To: None <>
From: Tom Javen <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/09/2000 12:23:09
On Thu, 9 Mar 2000, Rene Hexel wrote:

> Tom Javen wrote:
> > How do I make package tarballes without the install step ?
> > 
> > "make package" seems to install and make the tarballs.
>   You cannot create a package tar ball without installing the package
> first.  However, you can set LOCALBASE to something other than your
> usual installation location (/usr/pkg, by default).  This should at
> least work for non-X11 packages.  For X11 packages you'd have to change
> X11BASE, but for this to work, you probably need a full X11 installation
> there first.
Yes , but the real problem is in /var/db/pkg which is used to check
if the package already exists. Setting LOCALBASE does not change this

cross compilation of packages is maybe a bit difficult if you
insist on installing before making the tarball.

> [BTW, I moved the thread to the more appropriate "tech-pkg" mailing
> list]


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