Subject: Re: pkgsrc as non-root?
To: Pierre Bourgin <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/07/2003 09:51:07
On Tue, 7 Oct 2003, Pierre Bourgin wrote:

> If I build a foo package as normal user "bourgin" in my $HOME directory and
> so create a foo-1.0.tgz binary package, will I be able to install this
> foo-1.0.tgz binary package on a another machine in the "regular" way, I mean
> as root ?

That won't work very well because of hard-coded paths. (For example, a
binary may have a fixed path -- as set at compile time -- to a
configuration file or other data.)

   Jeremy C. Reed