Subject: Re: bin/30539 (was Re: wtf is perl)
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From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/22/2005 12:19:02
The following reply was made to PR bin/30539; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Julio M. Merino Vidal" <>
Subject: Re: bin/30539 (was Re: wtf is perl)
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 14:18:40 +0200

 On Wed, 2005-06-22 at 13:39 +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
 > On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 03:58:25PM +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
 > > It makes wtf(6) also check the PKG_DBDIR, a.k.a. /var/db/pkg.  Useful if
 > > you're wondering what that "libfoo" package is... :-)  
 > > 
 > > % wtf is libgsf
 > > libgsf: GNOME2 structured file library
 > Could anyone look into my patch (PR #30539) or even commit it?  Thanks.  
 I personally don't like how this works.  If we add this feature, I would
 like it to only happen when explicitly told to wtf(6).  For example:
 	wtf -t pkg perl
 and treating 'pkg' as a special type (instead of looking for an
 acronyms.pkg file).
 But even if doing this... wtf is meant to translate *acronyms*, while
 most package names are not.  Therefore, this functionality doesn't
 belong here.
 If this change was motivated by your original 'wtf is perl' attempt,
 just try 'wtf -t comp perl' and you'll get what you were looking for ;)
 Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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