Subject: Re: pkg-vulnverabilities location
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/10/2005 11:59:58
On Thu, 10 Feb 2005, Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:

> > Because ${DISTDIR} is, by definition, writable, and you can't say that
> > about any other directory that I can think of in pkgsrc (and, besides,
>                                                 ^^^^^^^^^
> Trying to write stuff into pkgsrc is exactly the problem!

Exactly. It should be under VARBASE just like many other security packages
do it (as I listed in another email) and as the many packages Eric listed.

> btw, I tried to get the package to create the directory it needs by adding:
> to the Makefile, but the INSTALL script that pays attention to that isn't
> getting used.  What am I missing?


 Jeremy C. Reed

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