Subject: Re: running (DE)INSTALL scripts vs. noexec mounted /var
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/13/2001 03:12:01
On Mon, 12 Nov 2001, David Brownlee wrote:
> 	If everyone was in an xpkgwedge world (I know... "if"), that would
> 	be less of a problem.
> 	${PREFIX}/cross should be just a special case of ${PREFIX} and
> 	have the pkg DB in the same place. /usr/X11R6 is a PITA, and
> 	unless we force xpkgwedge (which I would like, but its maybe
> 	a little much) its probably best to keep its pkgdb in PREFIX.

The crosscompile code uses it's own base directory, CROSSBASE, at least it
did when I looked last. That can be set to something VERY different than
/usr/pkg (== LOCALBASE), and thinking of it as some special case of the
latter will probably break many things.

 - Hubert

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