Subject: Re: Adding DESTDIR support to pkg_add
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Moinak Ghosh <Moinak.Ghosh@Sun.COM>
Date: 01/10/2006 21:26:57
Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Jan 2006, Moinak Ghosh wrote:
>> distribution and was thinking of doing a chroot for harddisk
>> install. But this will
>> require copying a minimal chroot environment to harddisk prior to
>> running Pkgsrc
>> to install the system packages.
> Do you understand that pkgsrc is for compiling only,
> and that pkg_add is for binary (precompiled) packages?
> Seriously, I don't think you want pkgsrc (== compiling) when installing
> a system. Unless you're Gentoo. ;)
> In summary, this should benefit your system, too.
Indeed, that is what I was pointing out. Having DESTDIR will benefit
as well. I'd like the installer to deal with binary packages during
install and not
having DESTDIR will require chroot tricks for pkg_add. Just apply a
s/Pkgsrc/pkg_add/g to my earlier email :)
> - Hubert