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Re: extsrc - standard way for locally managed reach-overs

On Sun, 29 Nov 2009, Masao Uebayashi wrote:
> This provides a standard way to add locally managed reach-overs (== externally
> added programs / libraries == "extsrc").  Sources and reach-overs are put in
> /usr/extsrc and ${NETBSDSRCDIR}/extsrc/external/... analogue to what X11/Xorg
> does.  Files are installed in ${DESTDIR}/usr/ext.

I can see some value in an easy way for end users or third party
system integrators to add extra software to the build.  But what's
the point of using /usr/ext/{bin,lib,...} instead of /usr/{bin,lib,...}?

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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