Subject: Re: packaging software that installs "per-user"
To: None <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/27/2001 16:45:22
	I would take a lead from packages such as gimp which at runtime
	install files as needed. You'll probably need to modify the
	package to install the default set of files under
	/usr/pkg/share/pkgname/.. or similar (assuming they are arch
	independent) and maybe add a shell wrapper to automatically
	copy across into the current user's homedir if needed...

		David/absolute		-- No hype required --

On Thu, 27 Sep 2001 wrote:

> There are a number of pieces of software I've come across that install
> "per-user".  That is, the installation process is designed to install
> files into a user's home directory -- there is no "system-wide"
> installation option -- so each user ends up with a separate
> installation.  I'd like to package a couple of these, but I'm at a
> loss as to what approach to take.
> Is there an existing NetBSD package with "per-user" installation
> characteristics?  I was hoping I could work off of someone else's
> approach if something similar has been done already.
> One example of such software is "a modified version of C alice":