Subject: Re: unpriviledged build + parallel builds
To: None <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/03/2005 20:10:57
> The real install step could become a pkg_add afterwards. This is also
> a much cleaner appraoch since it avoids the stale PLIST problem by not
> copying stuff which is not recorded in the PLIST.

This would be a very nice abstraction.  It implies that if, somehow, the
package's own "make install" fails, nothing is messed up outside my

Oh, and the "pkg_add afterwards", would that be a generalized pkg_add
which installs an already gunzipped/untarred package?  On slow hosts, it
would be a waste of time to first tar/gzip the package only to
gunzip/untar it again.