Subject: Re: Program prefixes in pkgsrc
To: Julio Merino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Julien Letessier <email@example.com>
Date: 08/27/2002 14:56:02
Julio Merino wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Aug 2002 14:05:16 +0200
> Julien Letessier <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>Users of pkgsrc on Solaris would prefer to have the choice of getting
>>rid of the 'g' program prefix, though it doesn't have to be a default.
>>Note that there's no risk to break builds by doing this, since the
>>OS-specific makefile stubs (e.g. defs.SunOS.mk) use absolute paths for
>>the basic tools (mkdir, cd, grep, etc.)
> This carries a problem: there will be two different packages (with the same name)
> generated from the same pkgsrc.
why? IMO the GNU_PROGRAM_PREFIX could be set on a site-wide basis; then
the packages compiled on that particular machine would all share a
> My solution would be to create a new package which provides symlinks (or wrappers)
> to the g* tools, leaving all other packages intact.
That's an idea we thought about, but it would make this 'wrapper'
package depend on quite a huge load of GNU packages... or perhaps you
had a different idea?
Julien T. Letessier
Sun Labs Europe, Meylan, France