Subject: pkg/11866: packages(7) does not document MAKEFILE
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/01/2001 13:17:16
>Number:         11866
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       packages(7) does not document MAKEFILE
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Jan 01 13:17:00 PST 2001
>Originator:     Richard Tibbetts
>Release:        1.4.2
System: NetBSD khwarizmi 1.4.2 NetBSD 1.4.2 (GENERIC+MAXUSERS256) #1: Wed Jun 28 03:32:21 EDT 2000 root@khwarizmi:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC+MAXUSERS256 i386

	packages(7) is (according to /usr/pkgsrc/Packages.txt) the
cannonical location for documenting build system variables that can be
set in packages Makefiles. The MAKEFILE variable is not documented
there, and it can (sometimes very usefully) be set in package

	man 7 packages | grep MAKEFILE; observe lack of output.

Here is a patch for packages(7):

--- /usr/share/man/man7/packages.7      Fri Mar  3 11:27:43 2000
+++ packages.7  Mon Jan  1 16:07:14 2001
@@ -125,6 +125,9 @@
 is set, in which case simply
 .Pa ${WRKDIR} .
+Name of the Makefile in ${WRKSRC}, used in the default build and
+install targets.
 Name of package or distribution.