Subject: pkg/24864: xfce packages should not include fontconfig/MESSAGE
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/20/2004 11:00:29
>Number:         24864
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       xfce packages should not include fontconfig/MESSAGE
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Mar 20 19:01:00 UTC 2004
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6.1_STABLE
System: NetBSD 1.6.1_STABLE NetBSD 1.6.1_STABLE (GENERIC) #0: Tue Aug 12 02:52:57 PDT 2003 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
meta-pkgs/xfce4/Makefile.common has:
MESSAGE_SRC?=           ${.CURDIR}/../../fonts/fontconfig/MESSAGE

I installed meta-pkgs/xfce4. And the fontconfig/MESSAGE was repeated
22 times. 22 packages have it in their +DISPLAY message.

I don't see any other packages that include other's MESSAGES.

It is broken behaviour:

- If reinstalling one package that had the initial MESSAGE (without
  deleting packages requiring it), then the other packages may have a
  wrong or out-of-date MESSAGE in their +DISPLAY.

- Binary packages potentially may have wrong (older or newer) +DISPLAY.

- I don't want same message emailed to me many times
  (using PKGSRC_MESSAGE_RECIPIENTS). (I don't recall if that happened.)

- fc-cache should automatically run when fontconfig is installed and
  whenever font packages are installed or deinstalled.

- It is annoying to read same message many times.

Build many packages for all of meta-pkgs/xfce4.

Then later update fontconfig's MESSAGE and now the MESSAGE will be
out-of-date and potentially wrong for all of your xfce binary

Or set up PKGSRC_MESSAGE_RECIPIENTS and enjoy reading 22 emails.
Remove that single line from meta-pkgs/xfce4/Makefile.common.

I send-pr'd this because it is not my package and I didn't get
feedback on my emails about it.