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Re: pkg/37608: audit-packages

The following reply was made to PR pkg/37608; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Adrian Portelli <>
Subject: Re: pkg/37608: audit-packages
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 15:24:13 +0000 wrote:
 >      Third one is about the treatment of sbin.  The audit-packages is
 > installed into /usr/pkg/sbin.  However, I don't want to put /usr/pkg/sbin
 > directory in my PATH env-variable.  This is my policy.  A program placed
 > under sbin is for privileged users.  So, I don't want to put sbin in my
 > PATH env-variable.  However, pkgsrc makefiles require audit-packages by
 > default.  Is it possible to install audit-packages program into /usr/pkg/bin
 > instead of /usr/pkg/sbin?  Or, is it possible to write audit-packages
 > program with full path?
 Just to clarify a point: pkgsrc Makefile(s) don't 'require'
 audit-packages by default it's entirely optional.  The pkgsrc
 infrastructure will function just fine without audit-packages.
 To answer your original issue of audit-packages and
 download-vulnerability-list and the system default ${PATH} I'm in the
 middle of addressing this at the moment in pkgsrc HEAD. I'd hoped to get
 it into 2007Q4 but unfortunately I didn't get all the changes in.  Over
 the next few weeks I'll commit the necessary changes so that pkgsrc does
 not expect audit-packages and/or download-vulnerability-list to be on
 your ${PATH}.

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