Subject: Re: Handling 3rd party rc scripts
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Thomas Klausner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/08/2002 10:33:23
On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 02:11:20PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> I've been installing packages with LOCALBASE=/usr ever since 1.3.3, and
> indeed installing replacements for system-supplied software using the
> pkgsrc system. This practice does in fact work very very well (at least
> for the few packages I use regularly! ;-).
While people knowing exactly what they're doing might get away with
doing this, I don't recommend taking up this practice. The problem is
that you might get additional unwanted (and unnoted) dependencies if a
configure script just goes and looks for whatever libraries it might
work with, some of which might not be DEPENDencies in the package; if
you then deinstall the configure-found package, any packages that
depend on it get broken...
In other words, buildlink.mk won't work in the intended way for you.
Thomas Klausner - email@example.com
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