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Re: pkg/38654 (nagios dosen't run from out of the box)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/38654; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/38654 (nagios dosen't run from out of the box)
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 22:00:37 +0000

 On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 09:20:03PM +0000, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
  >>>>  Looking at the diff between pkgsrc-2011Q1 and HEAD in nagios-base I
  >>>>  don't understand this behavior.
  >>>>     INSTALLATION_DIRS+=     ${PKG_SYSCONFDIR}/objects
  >>>>  is present in both versions...
  >>>  That only creates the directory under $DESTDIR, not in $PREFIX
  >>>  at installation time. This would also have been an issue when
  >>>  using binary packages. MAKE_DIRS or REQD_DIRS or so is needed
  >>>  here.
  >>  Wait, you're saying that every use of INSTALLATION_DIRS also requires
  >>  MAKE_DIRS?
  >  No. Consider a typical upstream Makefile with
  >  install:
  >     cp foo ${DESTDIR}${prefix}/bin
  >  For this, INSTALLATION_DIRS=bin is appropiate. On the other hand, if you
  >  want to create /var/foo during +INSTALL, it is not, since
  >  INSTALLATION_DIRS is part of the package build, not the package
  >  installation. it shouldn't be INSTALLATION_DIRS at all, but MAKE_DIRS and only
 MAKE_DIRS? If so, then why does it work in HEAD?
 David A. Holland

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