Subject: HEADS-UP: pkgsrc - USE_XPKGWEDGE now defaults to "yes"
To: None <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/04/2004 08:15:46
Please note that the switch has been flicked, and that USE_PKGWEDGE
now defaults to "yes", rather than "no".  This means that, by default,
all new packages will install into ${LOCALBASE}, leaving ${X11BASE}
untouched by package files.  The prefix for existing packages should
still be found automatically by the pkgsrc software when it is being

The xpkgwedge package's use is mandatory on a number of operating
systems, and is also necessary for package views.

We don't expect there to be any problems - some of us have been using
this setting for a long time now, both individually and in bulk builds
- but if there are any problems, please use send-pr in the normal way.