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Re: how to get the LOCALBASE in pkg_add?

in order to recap:
PKGBASE is set inside binary packages, so the INSTALL script could handle the case where the user requires to store configuration files in a vcs but has not specified a working directory in pkg_install.conf
(is it ok to pass the script something like "FROM_LOCALBASE" instead of an empty string to inform it that the path should be build from the localbase?).

VARBASE is not parsed from pkg_install.conf, the bootstrap script only sets PKG_DBDIR there, so I'd be in the same situation even if storing pkgetc under varbase
> On April 26, 2018 at 12:33 PM Thomas Klausner <> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 12:19:29PM +0200, Keivan Motavalli wrote:
> > I need to create a directory for a new feature that, if not disabled by the 
> > user, I'd like to be under LOCALBASE/pkgetc (and not under /var/db/pkgetc, in 
> > order to support unprivileged installations). 
> In unprivileged mode, you need to set VARBASE to a writable location too.
>  Thomas

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