Subject: RE: Prebuilt binaries with /usr/local?
To: Paul Hoffman <>
From: Dave Burgess <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/05/2001 08:37:47
In my mind, there's only one way to deal with the "problem" for people that
prefer packages be installed in /usr/local.  Symlink '/usr/local/' to
'/usr/pkg/'.  This way, you can set LOCALBASE to /usr/local for the things
you actually compile locally, and allows 'pkg_info' differentiation between
precompiled and self compiled packages.  It also gets around the problem of
instructions that assume /usr/local when the package is installed in

Either way, I would really *not* like to see two entire package trees, the
only difference being LOCALBASE settings.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On
> Behalf Of Paul Hoffman
> Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2001 10:04 PM
> To:
> Subject: Prebuilt binaries with /usr/local?
> 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".
> --Paul Hoffman