Subject: Re: pkgsrc/$pkg/work/.install_done considered harmful?
To: Peter Seebach <email@example.com>
From: Frederick Bruckman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/01/2003 07:01:24
On Sat, 1 Mar 2003, Peter Seebach wrote:
> Has anyone ever had .install_done be *useful*? In my experience, one of
> two situations applies:
> 1. The package is already installed; the normal check for an
> already-installed package will catch it.
> 2. For one reason or another, it's not installed; I want to run the install
> I have never benefitted from trying to silently and automatically skip
> the install step.
What about for "make package"? I often "install" - "pkg_delete" -
"reinstall" until the package is right, then commit and "make
package". If "make package" didn't check the flag, it would fail oddly
for any package that was already installed.