ports/158179: some packages do not fully honor -P dir option in pkg_add(1)
dieterbsd at engineer.com
Tue Jul 19 18:50:07 UTC 2011
The following reply was made to PR ports/158179; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Dieter BSD" <dieterbsd at engineer.com>
To: bug-followup at freebsd.org
Cc: FreeBSD Ports
<freebsd-ports at freebsd.org>,freebsd at sopwith.solgatos.com,freebsd at fokker.solgatos.com
Subject: Re: ports/158179: some packages do not fully honor -P dir option in
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:41:31 +0000
> 1. Â Spell out very clearly its purpose - is it to populate a jail, for
Populating a chroot/jail is one purpose.
Another is to test a new version of a package without messing up the
There are bound to be other reasons.
Compiling the port rather than installing a package isn't always
a solution. Â Many ports are incredibly difficult to get compiled.
PREFIX needs to be an install time variable, not compile time.
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