can pkg be used to install in /opt?

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at
Wed Jan 29 20:43:49 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 03:37:20PM -0500, Kostas Oikonomou wrote:
> Matthew, Mark, thanks for replying.
> I ended up editing the Makefile of /usr/ports/math/goblin to set PREFIX
> = /opt/local, and installed the port.
> Still, it seems to me that the ability to install a package to a
> different prefix is, occasionally, useful.
> What was the reason for removing it from pkg, when pkg_add had it?

The reason is that relocatable packages are broken by design because build
process hard code path at build time too often

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