openoffice pkg

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Nov 29 02:16:01 GMT 2005

eoghan <freebsd at> writes:

> Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> > eoghan <freebsd at> writes:
> >
> >> On 27 Nov 2005, at 21:06, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> >>
> >>> eoghan <freebsd at> writes:
> >>>
> >>>> On 25 Nov 2005, at 15:22, eoghan wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Hello
> >>>>> Im attempting to install the openoffice package and need to use a
> >>>>> template cos it fills /var and then fails. I have used:
> >>>>> pkg_add -r -t /max/tmp/instmp.XXXXXX openoffice
> >>>>> but it still writes to /var?
> >>>>> Anyone ideas what im doing wrong?
> >>>>> Thanks
> >>>>> Eoghan
> >>>> Does anyone have any help on this? I assume im using the wrong
> >>>> syntax? Does instmp.XXXXX need to exist in /max/tmp?
> >>> No, you're right; it seems to be a problem.  I haven't had a chance to
> >>> look at it myself...
> >> Thanks Lowell, do you mean it seems to be a bug?
> > I haven't had a chance to look at it closely enough to tell.
> Ok thanks, I will have a detailed look later on and see if I can
> recover anymore information.

I think it *is* a bug, but I haven't gotten a complete understanding of
it yet.  The pattern you pass in with the -t option seems to be getting
dropped before you get to the utility function find_play_pen(), but so
far I can't seem to figure out how it was supposed to be passed in the
first place.  As a workaround, the PKG_TMPDIR environment variable seems
to work properly, and can serve your purpose just as well.

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