HEADS UP: New bsd.*.mk changes

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jan 20 10:07:06 PST 2004

On Tue, 2004-01-20 at 13:02, Marius Strobl wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 12:29:55PM -0500, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > 
> > I agree.  This approach seems the most flexible.  As for not being able
> > to do non-root installs, this is a bogus argument as one could simply
> > override PORT_DBDIR as they would PKG_DBDIR (even with the original
> > patch).
> > 
> I was taking about non-root builds, e.g. single ports checked out
> outside of PKGBASE to do maintenance work, not non-root installs. In
> an environment where non-root installs are done your argument is valid.
> Not being able to do non-root builds compilcates the job of maintainers.

As I said, non-root builds could override PORT_DBDIR the same way you
could override PKG_DBDIR.  You could point that to a directory to which
you could write.  What am I missing?


Joe Marcus Clarke
FreeBSD GNOME Team	::	marcus at FreeBSD.org
gnome at FreeBSD.org
FreeNode / #freebsd-gnome

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