Subject: Re: Broken PKG_PATH semantics on pkg_add
To: None <email@example.com>
From: YAMAMOTO Takashi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/27/2004 22:20:34
given no answer, if no one objects, i'll revert the relevant changes.
i don't think the hack is useful anyway because the same effect
can be easily achieved by setting PKG_PATH appropriately.
> david, can you answer this two years old question?
> YAMAMOTO Takashi
> > hi.
> > i want to fix this problem,
> > but i can't because i'm not so sure what you want...
> > if you do:
> > PKG_PATH=/aa;/bb pkg_add cc/dd.tgz
> > currently (after your change),
> > package "dd.tgz" will be searched in following order:
> > 1. ./cc/cc/dd.tgz <= i can't believe this is what you want!
> > 2. /aa/cc/dd.tgz
> > 3. /bb/cc/dd.tgz
> > can you please explain what search path(s) you expect in this case?
> > thanks.
> > YAMAMOTO Takashi
> > > From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
> > > Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 22:46:52 +0100 (BST)
> > > > > in addition, if you do pkg_add somedir/pkg (a relative path),
> > > > > ./somedir/somedir/pkg will be searched.
> > > > > i think it isn't your intent.
> > > > >
> > > > path_new_entry() calls getcwd() in that case so it still gets
> > > > an absolute path.
> > >
> > > in the case, lp_name points to "somddir/pkg" and
> > > searched in "/absolute_path_of/somedir".
> > > so "/absolute_path_of/somedir/somedir/pkg" will be found
> > > while maybe you want "/absolute_path_of/somedir/pkg".