Subject: Re: Packaging Questions
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jan Schaumann <email@example.com>
Date: 02/06/2003 10:23:00
Alex Kirk <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> First off: if I run "make package" for a package such as lang/perl58, will
> it install on top of my existing software? From Packages.txt and what I've
> seen watching messages scroll by, it seems like the answer is
> definitely...but I wanted to get confirmation, because I don't want to step
> on things like my Qmail install. If I'm right here, is there a way to avoid
> such munging?
I'd suggest creating a sandbox for your builds. See
/usr/pkgsrc/Packages.txt for details on how to set up a sandboxed
bulk-build. Note that this approach can also be used to build
individual packages (ie non-bulk).
In fact, on one of my machines I use the DESTDIR I used to build a new
userland as a sandbox by chroot'ing into it.
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