Subject: Re: "make install" owerwrites files without asking
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/29/2005 09:29:06
On Wed, 29 Jun 2005, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 29, 2005 at 02:49:56PM +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> > A solution for this could be based on FAKE installs, like OpenBSD Ports
> > have.  The packages own "make install" is done to a temporary directory,
> > then a package is created, and this package is pkg_add'ed on the system
> > (in NetBSD make package needs a make install first, which is sometimes
> > not desirable).
> I'll be implementing that soon.

You may want to look at the ideas and patches from jmmv from last April

(Also, staged installs were announced to be integrated into pkgsrc in June
2001.  I don't know what happened then.)

 Jeremy C. Reed

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