Subject: Re: which LOCALBASE to use on non-NetBSD systems?
To: None <>
From: Jan Schaumann <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/27/2004 18:13:12
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Klaus Heinz <> wrote:
> I would like to suggest that we change the default path for LOCALBASE
> to /opt/pkg on Solaris.
>   + "Third-party software below /opt" is officially recommended in
>     Solaris documentation.
>   + People are used to this from other package systems (/opt/sfw,
>     /opt/csw) and are less likely to object in comparison to /usr/pkg.

This sounds like a very good idea to me.  While I personally do build
into /usr/pkg on my IRIX systems, there, too, /opt/pkg would be the
preferred choice, I reckon.

>   - It's not the same path as on the other pkgsrc platforms.

That should not be a problem, and any package that fails because of this
needs to be fixed anyway.


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