Subject: SYSTEM_PREFIX proposal
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: pancake <email@example.com>
Date: 08/09/2004 18:32:23
I'm thinking about how to maintain and create a full system using pkgsrc. Now i'm working on a Bluewall Linux box, and packaging some system libs to keep debian part as minimal as possible.
My idea is to allow the possibility to install packages using PREFIX=/ and other ones as /usr/pkg (for example). By this way I will be able to install wip/glibc, iptables, etc into the root filesystem instead of /usr/pkg.
This could be defined into every Makefile as USE_SYSTEM_PREFIX=YES or something like that.
pkgdb must be modified to allow this PREFIX tip I think.
What do you think about that?