NetBSD actually puts everything "third party" that's built with pkgsrc
into /usr/pkg/ (or for some things /usr/X11R6, which is hated by many
people). /usr/local is reserved for "local" things built by the local
note that the path `/usr/pkg' is configurable in netbsd pkgsrc (as in
the ports system it is originally derived from.) also, in netbsd we
have the special `xpkgwedge' pkg, which allows X11 programs to be
installed into /usr/pkg. i haven't had pkgsrc infecting my /usr/X11R6
for years now. :-)
as far as the /usr/pkg vs /usr idea, it will probably sometime after
the netbsd folks get decent pkging tools that they will likely be
happy with packages installed directly into /usr... for now we
definately like having the 'base' system (which includes /usr/X11R6,
hence the desire for xpkgwedge) separate from pkgsrc.
but none of this really matters for debianbsd. :-)
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