Subject: Re: PREFIX as it applies to manpages...
To: None <>
From: Masao Uebayashi <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/20/2001 15:20:39
> So, anywho, there really should be a case for building in the base system,
> some flag such as INSTALL_IN_BASE or something (feel free to rename it,
> I can't think of anything better at the moment), to facilitate doing
> just such an installation (this will show the necessity, by the way,
> of having a separately-constructed ${MANDIR} variable for being able to
> say "put the man pages in /usr/share/man and not in /usr/local/man".

I think that the base system and pkgsrc are separate so that pkgsrc
can be consistent without knowing anything about the base system.  My
understanding is that a pkgsrc system is responsible for one LOCALBASE
(and X11BASE) and, will never disturb other directories. Installing a
file to a direcory other than *BASE seems to break this rule.