Subject: bootstrap as non-root & mtree
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/23/2004 14:13:32
Right now, we have a switch to the 'bootstrap' script that allows running
things as non-root. Later on, won't run mtree if not running as
root. This leads to problems as directories from mtree spec file are never
created, e.g. installing misc/figlet gives an error because it tries to
install something in $PREFIX/man/man6:

	-r--r--r--   1 feyrer   bedienst   21054 Mar 23 14:09 man6

Now... running mtree as non-root user gives a lot of errors, which is why
it's nice to disable it by default, but not nice for the above situation.

Would it be possible to run mtree once at the end of the bootstrap
procedure for pkgsrc?

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>