Subject: Re: Can't build kdelibs
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Paul Hoffman <email@example.com>
Date: 01/04/2001 18:35:07
At 3:27 AM +0100 1/5/01, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
>On Thu, 4 Jan 2001, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> > # make show-var VARNAME=LOCALBASE
>> # pkg_info -qf jpeg
>> @name jpeg-6b
>> @cwd /usr/pkg
>Well, there's your problem. You have to decide on one LOCALBASE *once*,
>and then stick to it.
This could be made clearer in the pkgsrc information. Specifically,
>It is also possible to use the packaging software to install
>pre-compiled binary packages by typing "pkg_add <URL-of-binary-pkg>".
>To see what binary packages are available, see:
>where <release> is the NetBSD release, and <arch> is the hardware
There is nothing in there that says "If you do this once, you must do
it forever." I propose the addition of a sentence to the text above
that says something to that effect.
> Either use /usr/pkg or /usr/local. The latter means
>that you can't use precompiled binary packages but have to compile it all
>yourself. (No, pkg_add -p does not work properly!)
I'm mostly doing the latter (/usr/local) and used "pkg_add URL" once.
Is there any way I can back out of that problem, or am I completely
screwed forever on this system?