Subject: Re: Bug/feature in buildlink2
To: Julien Letessier <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/18/2002 11:34:02
On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 05:18:41PM +0100, Julien Letessier wrote:
> Hi list,
> I seem to have stumbled upon a bug/feature in buildlink2: you cant have 
> ${LOCALBASE} == ${X11BASE}.
> The reason is that else, buildlink2 puts all its links into 
> ${WRKDIR}/.buildlink-x11/ -- then everything that should be in 
> ${WRKDIR}/.buildlink/ can't be found (e.g. by 'configure' scripts).
> This is very infortunate, as I wanted to try to install everything 
> under the same /usr/pkg hierarchy, including my 'xfree' pkgsrc package 
> (for Solaris). Is there a reason not to allow this? Is this a bug in 
> pkgsrc? What am I going to eat this evening? So many unaswered 
> questions...

The usual way of putting all packages under ${LOCALBASE}, even those
which want to put themselves in the X11 hierarchy, is to use the
xpkgwedge package.