On Sat, May 25, 2002 at 12:22:57PM -0700, Peter Wemm wrote:
> Dag-Erling Smorgrav wrote:
> > Peter Wemm <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > > Indeed it is installed. Note that you have exposed a fundamental bug
> > > in the perl wrapper. It only searches $PATH, and /usr/local/bin is not
> > > in $PATH for many system tools (eg: pkg_add -r).
> > How about this:
> > Index: perl.c
> > ===================================================================
> > RCS file: /home/ncvs/src/usr.bin/perl/perl.c,v
> > retrieving revision 1.2
> > diff -u -u -r1.2 perl.c
> > --- perl.c 18 May 2002 05:33:28 -0000 1.2
> > +++ perl.c 25 May 2002 12:52:43 -0000
> > @@ -59,5 +59,6 @@
> > if (errno != ENOENT)
> > err(1, "%s", path);
> > }
> > + execve("/usr/local/bin/perl", argv, environ);
> > errx(1, "Perl is not installed, try 'pkg_add -r perl'");
> > }
> > Of course, it won't work if Perl was installed with a non-standard
> > PREFIX.
> That would work, but IMHO this should be the first location we try since it
> is the "most likely" location for it.
> Another idea. Suppose we have /etc/ports.conf or /etc/pkg.conf which is a
> symlink to the base of the installed location of ports/packages? (like we
> do with /etc/malloc.conf being a symlink). We could exec
> /etc/ports.conf/bin/perl as a last resort too. It would look pretty freaky
> but would be faster than parsing a text config file. pkg_add could do a
> readlink("/etc/ports.conf") to set the default for pkg_add -p <prefix> as
Why not make the link as "/etc/localbase" or somesuch - "*.conf"
sort of implies that it is a file for editing (well, most files
in /etc are, but anyway). Makes it a little less freaky to me.
Niels Christian Bank-Pedersen, NCB1-RIPE.
"Hey, are any of you guys out there actually *using* RFC 2549?"
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