Subject: Re: Setting PKGSRC_MESSAGE_RECIPIENTS by default
To: Soren Jacobsen <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/14/2004 13:29:08
On Fri, 13 Feb 2004, Soren Jacobsen wrote:
> PKGSRC_MESSAGE_RECIPIENTS is great, but doesn't do much good when it's
> not set.  It is quite easy to miss a MESSAGE, and most users probably
> don't even _know_ about the variable.  Therefore, I propose that we mail
> them to root by default.  If a machine doesn't have somebody reading
> root's mail, well, shame on them.
> Any objections?

Great idea, I didn't know of the variable myself either. ;)

Maybe the mail can get a footer of where it comes from and how to get rid
of it ("Put $whatever into /etc/mk.conf").

BTW, is this functionality also built into pkg_add, or only present in

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>