Subject: Re: PKGSRC and IRIX
To: Pangrazio, Robert Thomas (UMR-Student) <>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/16/2005 09:45:44
On Thu, 16 Jun 2005 08:35:00 -0500
"Pangrazio, Robert Thomas (UMR-Student)" <> wrote:
> Thanks for the information, I have installed Thunderbird and Firefox. 
> Does any one know how to have PKGSRC recognize a library that was not
> installed by pkgsrc as a substitute for a package. For example, glib2
> always fails on my machine. I think I can get it to compile if I
> download it manually and configure it manually. If I then install it
> to the pkg/lib directory, pkgsrc still tries to download and compile
> the package. Any ideas on how to make it do this.

If you can make it compile you should file a PR explaining your
environment and what you did to make it compile so that we can fix the
package.  That way it works for you and everyone who tries it after you.

D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>