Subject: Re: SYSTEM_PREFIX proposal
To: pancake <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/09/2004 10:43:09
On Mon, 9 Aug 2004, pancake wrote:

> 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?

I'd also like something like that.

Please see "Proposal: SYSTEMBASE" threads at on May 1 and May 5.

 Jeremy C. Reed

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