Subject: Re: which LOCALBASE to use on non-NetBSD systems?
To: Gavan Fantom <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/27/2004 12:10:56
On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 11:08:38AM +0100, Gavan Fantom wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Sep 2004, Klaus Heinz wrote:
> >I would like to know which path people on Solaris use for LOCALBASE.
> >
> >Personally. I use LOCALBASE=/opt/pkg on Solaris (and Unixware) because
> >/opt is the "traditional" and recommended path for third-party
> >software on those systems and a few times I have met resistance to create
> >/usr/pkg like NetBSD does.
> I do bulk builds at work, and I use /opt/pkg for these. A lot of Sun 
> people strongly object to anything like this being installed in /usr on a 
> Solaris system.

FWIW, on all of my systems (NetBSD included), I use LOCALBASE=/opt/pkg.
I think I originally did this so I could find places in pkgsrc that
hardcoded /usr/pkg, but now it's just force of habit.


	-- Johnny Lam <>