Subject: Re: "make install" owerwrites files without asking
To: Geert Hendrickx <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/30/2005 11:41:43
On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:25:54AM +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 11:15:58AM +0200, Pavel Cahyna wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 29, 2005 at 09:42:06AM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> > > This sounds useful as an optional idea. I don't know how much time is
> > > involved for reimplementing this for all the Unix platforms pkgsrc
> > > supports though. And maybe currently impossible (I don't know) on some
> > > of our pkgsrc platforms.
> > 
> > I don't see a problem here - if it is impossible on some platform,
> > unprivileged package creation will be impossible on that platform. Given
> > that currently it is impossible on any platform, this would be still a
> > great progress.
> Hm, isn't pkgsrc all about consistency across platforms?  

Honestly, I don't know what pkgsrc is all about.

But I hope that improvemets on only some platforms would be considered
better than no improvements at all.

And BTW, how is libkver (which does something similar) consistent on all

Bye	Pavel