Subject: Re: firefox 1.0.1 behaviour changed badly on current/i386
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Soren Jacobsen <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/15/2005 12:24:22
On Mar 15, 2005, at 12:03 PM, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> In message <>, Jachym Holecek 
> writes:
>>>>> How do other folks deal with such issues?
>>>> Always check for important messages _after_ you've installed a 
>>>> package,
>>>> not during the install:
>>>> $ /usr/sbin/pkg_info -D firefox-gtk2
>>> That doesn't work very well for dependent packages installed
>>> automatically -- they've long-since scrolled by.

Yep.  I proposed, maybe a year ago (or longer?) to set it to root by 
default.  There was resistance, though.

> Where is this variable documented?  I don't see it in pkgsrc.txt or
> 'man packages'.

It's documented in pkgsrc/mk/defaults/mk.conf.  We should probably note 
it elsewhere, though.