Subject: Re: Default for PKG_SYSCONFBASE
To: Klaus Heinz <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/04/2007 16:25:49
On 03/06/2007, at 18:53, Klaus Heinz wrote:

> Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
>> So I propose we change the default PKG_SYSCONFBASE from PREFIX/etc to
>> point to /etc/pkg.  What would you think of such change?  Any way it
> Experience with /etc/opt/ on Solaris supports this change, IMO. The
> analogy with VARBASE is also convincing.
> Personally, I had no problems with PREFIX/etc/; I do not run several
> machines in parallel with a shared PREFIX directory.
>> could be made transparent to the end user?  (Because if we did it, he
>> could end up with a mixture of packages using the old setting and
>> some others pointing to the new one.)
> This seems to call for a well announced flag day. What about the  
> release
> of pkgsrc-2007Q3 or pkgsrc-2007Q4?

If we must have such a flag day, it could also be worth seizing it to  
propose other changes such as fixing the bogus value of PKG_DBDIR.

Julio M. Merino Vidal <>