Subject: Re: pkgsrc's tcpdump / libpcap
To: iMil <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/10/2004 08:46:54
On Tue, 10 Aug 2004, iMil wrote:

> 1. pkgsrc's tcpdump links over system's libpcap (it doesn't even check
> pkgsrc's libpcap presence)

The buildlink3 system uses pkgsrc/net/libpcap/ to figure out if
native or pkgsrc version of libpcap should be used.

You could try setting PREFER_NATIVE+=libpcap

> libpcap package to WIP. If so, I'd like to have your opinion on a
> UPDATE_INTREE_(PCAP|TCPDUMP) flags, so system pcap/tcpdump is updated by
> pkgsrc ones.

OpenSSH used to have UPDATE_INTREE_OPENSSH. But that overwriting in tree
was removed with the comment: "pkgsrc really has no business trying to
update parts of the base system."

 Jeremy C. Reed

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