Subject: Re: packages writing files out of LOCALBASE
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/01/2002 23:18:52
On Fri, 1 Nov 2002 14:00:25 -0800 (PST)
"Jeremy C. Reed" <> wrote:

> I forgot that bash2 package writes to /etc/shells.

Or just avoid that bash2's package touches /etc/shells? It could tell in
a MESSAGE file that the change is required, but leave it to the admin.

> Should we consider (or is there) some variable that can be set to say
> whether it is okay to write outside of LOCALBASE?

I came across with some situations in which some kind of absolute path
reference from PLIST could be useful (or at least, beeing able to specify
files outside ${LOCALBASE}). I can't remember now the exact details of
what I was trying to do (maybe maillist archives will help ;).


Julio Merino ( <>