pkgsrc or dfports?

Martin P. Hellwig mhellwig at
Sat Jun 11 02:48:21 PDT 2005

Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 04:25:35PM +0200, Martin P. Hellwig wrote:

Out of curiosity, when mixing ports+dfport & pkgsrc ports having the 
target directory /usr/local what great evil will happen?

You should not mix ports and pkgsrc with the same LOCALBASE. There's
a reason for having /usr/pkg afterall. There's no problem on the other
site to have a mostly pkgsrc system with a few ports. It might just result
in some duplicates being installed.
Note: if you don't like /usr/pkg, you can choose a different root. In contrast
to ports, that's much better tested and should work out of the box.

I also saw that pkgsrc in the dragonfly incarnation uses bmake, whats up 
with that why not make?

NetBSD's make (aka bmake) and our make are not feature compatible. It is unsure
whether they can ever be, but making them more compatible is one of Max's goals,
if I'm not mistaken.
Aha, last question before I install pkgsrc too :-) :
I presume that it's only a default to install pkgsrc ports in the pkgsrc 
LOCALBASE, say that I like to install apache in /usr/local but my pkgsrc 
LOCALBASE var is set to /usr/pkg how should I proceed?


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