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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: Kazushi (Jam) Marukawa <>
To: Adrian Portelli <>,
Subject: Re: pkg/37608: audit-packages
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 08:01:16 +0900

    On Dec 27, 15:24, Adrian Portelli wrote:
    > Subject: Re: pkg/37608: audit-packages
    > 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 
    > > 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 
    > > 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.
 Yes.  That's true.
    > 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}.
 Thank you.  It is very nice for me to run audit-packages
 from Makefile automatically.
 In addition, please close this PR whenever.  Thanks.
 -- Kazushi
 Slang is language that takes off its coat, spits on its hands, and goes
 to work.

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