Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/distrib/sets
To: Chris Pinnock <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/11/2004 10:45:01
On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 04:10:26PM +0000, Chris Pinnock wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 03:59:28PM +0000, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> > It may be that a new switch is necessary, although I doubt this.  Does
> > -X switch PKG_DBDIRs, does it override PKG_DBDIR in the environment,
> > should we look at SYSPKG_DBDIR instead, should we provide syspkg_*
> > commands, should we provide syspkg_* aliases in our standard shells,
> > loads of questions.
> For benefit of the user experience, however we install system packages
> it should feel nice and natural. Having a flag for it doesn't feel
> nature to me.

Agreed. It should DTRT by default. The problem is pkgsrc grew out before
syspkgs did so defaults become messy here. Worst case, wrap the syspkg
versions with something that passes all the right options down.