Subject: Re: Prebuilt binaries with /usr/local?
To: None <>
From: Masao Uebayashi <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/05/2001 13:17:03
> I understand that all the prebuilt binaries use /usr/pkg for history 
> sake. However, it is clear that /usr/local is probably more desired 
> by many people in practice. Would the package gods consider having 
> *two* trees at 
><release>/<arch>/? Add in a 
> layer of "usrpkg" and "usrlocal", with the current directories 
> symlinked to "usrpkg".

I personally think that it's beyond the pkgsrc system's task to treat
>=2 LOCALBASEs at the same time. It's simply not flexible but
confusing that /usr/pkg and /usr/local coexist. /usr/local shouldn't
be default LOCALBASE of pkgsrc just because it has not been so for a
log time.


Masao Uebayashi <>