cvs commit: src/nrelease Makefile mk.conf.pkgsrc

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Tue Aug 14 06:28:07 PDT 2007

On Mon, Aug 13, 2007 at 05:54:40PM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>     WRKOBJDIR is an easy problem to fix, but I really dislike the default
>     being to create work inside /usr/pkgsrc whether pkgsrc is read-only
>     or read-write.  I don't know what the pkgsrc people were thinking
>     when they made that the default.

Were else should it write to? Seriously, the default is the only
consistent behaviour possible. If you run it as user, you don't have
access to any system locations. If you have more than one tree, you
don't get collissions by default etc.

Many installations have large /usr filesystems, so it doesn't really
matter whether the work directories are in the main tree or under
/usr/obj. I'd even argue that keeping it in the default tree can make it
a bit more obvious when stale work directories are left behind as cvs


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