Subject: Re: Can someone explain about packages?
To: None <>
From: Masao Uebayashi <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/19/2001 09:58:47

> I just built/installed Netscape's Communicator for Linux, and all appears to
> be working.


> Can someone explain what detemines what parts of a package land in
> /usr/pkg/bin(sbin) and what would land in /usr/pkg/emul/linux/...???

Linux biraries are supposed to be installed under /emul/linux. You can
see where package's files installed by 'pkg_info -f <package
name>'. See pkg_info(1) manual page for more details.

> I'm very confused. The build put this small (<1K) file called
> communicator-4.77 in /usr/pkg/bin, and it must jumpstart a larger
> application (netscape,) but I can't seem to find it.

I guess it's a shell script setting proper environmental variables and
invoking the netscape binary.


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