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Re: How to install a file outside of /usr/pkg ($PREFIX)

David Holland <> writes:

> On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 04:45:36PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
>  > So the issue is
>  > 
>  >   that the base system refers to mppe, but doesn't provide it.
>  >   pkgsrc wants to not write outside of LOCALBASE
>  >   the base system doesn't have a way to configure a secondary autoload path
>  > 
>  > each of which is mostly reasonable, but together isn't.
>  > 
>  > I am reluctant to support installing outside of LOCALBASE by default.
>  > It almost feels like PKGD_MODULES=yes would allow copying of modules,
>  > but that could be silly for few cases.
>  > 
>  > What do others think?
> I think there's a general problem in base that base doesn't know how
> to find pkgsrc, and that this should get a general solution in base.
> (We grew /etc/pkgpath.conf recently because of this, but it's not a
> general solution.)

The main question is:

which one of pkg trees and deployments should it use on my system?

In my opinion, /etc/pkgpath.conf is fundamentally broken approach.


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