Subject: pax and pkgsrc and can someone look at PR pkg/22693?
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/23/2003 18:39:34
x11-links needs pax.

I have heard that pax is essential for pkgsrc. Nevertheless ...

My system didn't have pax. It has 54 packages installed -- most via
pkgsrc without any pax.

It might be a good idea to make x11-links have a BUILD_DEPENDS on a pax.
Any comments?

I know I mentioned before, but why doesn't pax get registered as a
package? Why does it have NO_MTREE?

And can someone comment on pkg/22693?

If GNU_PROGRAM_PREFIX is not set or nothing, pax will overwrite tar and
cpio :(

(My temp workaround instead of continueing to patch pax, is to use my

   Jeremy C. Reed