Subject: pkg/15562: something in pkgsrc started depending upon $PKGSRCDIR
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/09/2002 22:52:36
>Number:         15562
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       Something in pkgsrc started depending on $PKGSRCDIR
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Feb 09 20:55:00 PST 2002
>Originator:     Eric Schnoebelen
>Release:        pkgsrc 2002-02-09
	Central Iowa (Model) Railroad, Plano, TX US
System: NetBSD cite 1.5Y NetBSD 1.5Y (OMNIBOOK_7100) #0: Mon Dec 24 01:08:31 CST 2001 eric@boomer:/home/boomer/eric/work/NetBSD/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/OMNIBOOK_7100 i386

	After updating the pkgsrc this afternoon, I went to update
	suse_base on this system.  After successfully removing the
	installed version, I received an error from mkdir claiming it
	couldn't create `/distfiles' (as well it couldn't, as I wasn't
	running as root.)  

	Setting PKGSRCDIR to the top of my pkgsrc tree (which is in my
	home directory, not /usr/pkgsrc) allowed the makefiles to find
	$PKGSRCDIR/distfiles, and for all to once again work.

	In times previous, distfiles was always found (I assume) by
	looking at ../../distfiles.  The position independence of pkgsrc
	is one of the things I greatly like about it.  Just
	extract/update, cd to the appropriate package, and make.

	cd $HOME; tar xf pkgsrc.tgz; cd emulators/suse_base; make update