Subject: pkg/24864: xfce packages should not include fontconfig/MESSAGE
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 03/20/2004 11:00:29
>Synopsis: xfce packages should not include fontconfig/MESSAGE
>Arrival-Date: Sat Mar 20 19:01:00 UTC 2004
>Release: NetBSD 1.6.1_STABLE
System: NetBSD rainier.reedmedia.net 1.6.1_STABLE NetBSD 1.6.1_STABLE (GENERIC) #0: Tue Aug 12 02:52:57 PDT 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC i386
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wrong or out-of-date MESSAGE in their +DISPLAY.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out-of-date and potentially wrong for all of your xfce binary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.