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Re: The sad state of pkgsrc [was Re: pkgsrc NetBSD 7.0.1_PATCH/x86_64 2016-09-04 11:03]

standalone-tcsh does not install anything outside $PREFIX; it redefines $PREFIX.

Please just accept that people are using it, and have huge objections to changing what is a basic tool for them.


On 7 September 2016 at 13:59, Joerg Sonnenberger <> wrote:
On Wed, Sep 07, 2016 at 07:59:10PM +0200, Hauke Fath wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Sep 2016 22:46:36 +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> >> shells/standalone-tcsh             
> >
> > Doesn't honour PREFIX.
> Because it installs to "/"?
> False positive - that's just what the pkg exists for. And it's among
> the first three packages I install on any machine I get to administer.
> Shells are special that way.

It is not and they are not. It is the single package in the pkgsrc that
violates one of the most basic premises -- nothing installs outside of
prefix. But that topic has been discussed before and reiterating it is
not going to change the mind of the minority.


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