openoffice pkg

eoghan freebsd at
Tue Nov 29 20:13:59 GMT 2005

On 29 Nov 2005, at 15:21, eoghan wrote:
>>> 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.
>> On further analysis:
>> The issue is specific to the combination of the -r and -t  
>> options.  It
>> really get back to where the package file gets downloaded to, not the
>> work area that it expands to (which can't be set separately), so I'm
>> not really sure whether to consider it a bug or not.  It certainly
>> would require changing some of the pkg_install library APIs to fully
>> separate the concepts.  If you download the package by hand and use
>> the -t option, the temporary staging area will be used as you expect.
> Ok will get it manually and thanks for investigating this issue. I  
> cant try it now, but if i get the pkg file manually and pkg_add it,  
> will this have any effect on its dependencies? I mean will it still  
> try "fetch" them remotely?

Ok so I can now answer this myself. No, it looks locally from the  
pkg_add: could not find package ORBit-0.5.17_2 !
Ill have to look into using PKG_TMPDIR as you suggested.

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