Subject: Re: Can't build kdelibs
To: Paul Hoffman <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/05/2001 08:02:11
On Thu, 4 Jan 2001, Paul Hoffman wrote:

> Section 2.4.2 of Packages.txt. A note about not using "pkg_add <URI>"
> at that point would be good, but I still think that a note in the
> README saying "if you have changed LOCALBASE, don't use pkg_add
> <URI>" is needed to.
> Another thought: can pkg_add be changed to not allow a user who has a
> different LOCALBASE to add by URI, or at least force them to do so
> with an additional command line option like "-d" for danger?

Better, fix "pkg_add -p". It would be nice, also, if pkg_add respected
the environment variable "LOCALBASE". You'd still have to be
consistent -- that should be documented in pkg_add(8), under "-p".