Subject: Re: make update hell
To: Pavel Cahyna <>
From: Ben Collver <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/08/2004 11:33:06
On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 05:33:45PM +0200, Pavel Cahyna wrote:
> And the disadvantage for pkgsrc is that not all packages use only pax and
> install, I suppose... What about having the ownership and permissions (at
> least the non-standard ones, like setuid/setgid/other than root:wheel) in
> pkgsrc together with PLIST?

Sounds like an interesting idea.  Would you have to patch the package's
install script or makefile so that it wouldn't bomb if chmod/whatnot
failed when run as an unpriviledged user?