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Re: pkg/55952: Problems with /usr/pkg hardcoding in pkgsrc

The following reply was made to PR pkg/55952; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Jonathan Perkin <>
To: John Klos <>
Subject: Re: pkg/55952: Problems with /usr/pkg hardcoding in pkgsrc
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2021 20:20:09 +0000

 * On 2021-01-24 at 19:05 GMT, John Klos wrote:
 > > Are you sure this system doesn't have any files or environment
 > > variables lying around that might affect this?
 > > 
 > > None of my macOS/Linux/SmartOS systems use /usr/pkg and they run
 > > bootstrap for every daily build without issues.
 > This is a clean system, but I'll run it again. It's an El Capitan system
 > (original Mac Pro). Because of SIP, /usr/pkg cannot be used, of course.
 > rm -Rf pkgsrc ; tar xzf pkgsrc.tar.gz       (from 22-Jan-2021)
 > cd pkgsrc/bootstrap
 > ./bootstrap --abi 64 --full --make-jobs 8 --prefer-pkgsrc --prefix /usr/local
 I think the problem here is that "--prefer-pkgsrc" is not a valid
 argument by itself, it should be "--prefer-pkgsrc yes" or similar.
 The getopt parsing is a little fragile and is simply shifting over
 your "--prefix" argument, and then ignoring an unknown "/usr/local"
 argument, thus you're getting the default, and no helpful warning.
 We should definitely make it more robust.
 Jonathan Perkin  -  Joyent, Inc.  -

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