Subject: Re: pkgsrc's tcpdump / libpcap
To: iMil <email@example.com>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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/builtin.mk 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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