Subject: Re: User's guide to pkgviews (experimental!)
To: Juan RP <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Johnny C. Lam <email@example.com>
Date: 01/05/2004 23:23:44
On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 08:11:29AM +0100, Juan RP wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jan 2004 06:50:39 +0000
> "Johnny C. Lam" <jlam@NetBSD.org> wrote:
> > I've attached a start of a user's guide to using pkgviews for those
> > users who wish to experiment with the new functionality in pkgsrc.
> > The following commands will install both pkgsrc/www/lynx and
> > pkgsrc/www/lynx-current onto the same system using pkgviews:
> > cd /usr/pkgsrc/www/lynx; make install
> > cd /usr/pkgsrc/www/lynx-current; make install PKGVIEWS=devel
> > The stable version of lynx (22.214.171.124nb2) is linked into the standard
> > view, while the -current version of lynx (126.96.36.199.7nb3) is linked into
> > the "devel" view.
> I have question about this.... in the example you are using different
> directory (views directory I think) to install lynx and lynx-current, but do we
> can to install them into the same directory? e.g:
> $ cd lynx; make install
> $ cd lynx-current; make install
This sequence of commands will try to install both lynx and lynx-current
into the standard view. The result will be that lynx will be symlinked
correctly, while lynx-current will not. The attempt to add lynx-current
to the standard view will cause a non-fatal error that notes that there
are some file collisions between lynx and lynx-current.
It's also possible to install a package without adding it to any view
whatsoever. This can be done by adding BUILD_VIEWS=no to /etc/mk.conf
or by specifying on the command line with "make install BUILD_VIEWS=no".
Then the package can be managed completely using the commands in
section 0.4 and 0.5 of the User's Guide.
-- Johnny Lam <firstname.lastname@example.org>