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Re: pkg/38206: pkglint: check for INSTALLATIONS_DIRS or AUTO_MKDIRS presense is needed
The following reply was made to PR pkg/38206; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Tobias Nygren <tnn%NetBSD.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/38206: pkglint: check for INSTALLATIONS_DIRS or AUTO_MKDIRS
presense is needed
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 16:04:46 +0100
On Sun, 9 Mar 2008 13:50:00 +0000 (UTC)
> >Number: 38206
> >Category: pkg
> >Synopsis: pkglint: check for INSTALLATIONS_DIRS or AUTO_MKDIRS
> >Confidential: no
> >Severity: serious
> >Priority: medium
> >Responsible: pkg-manager
> >State: open
> >Class: change-request
> >Submitter-Id: net
> >Arrival-Date: Sun Mar 09 13:50:00 +0000 2008
> >Originator: cheusov%tut.by@localhost
> >Release: NetBSD 4.0_STABLE
> System: NetBSD chen.chizhovka.net 4.0_STABLE NetBSD 4.0_STABLE (GENERIC) #2:
> Tue Dec 25 17:42:38 EET 2007
> Architecture: i386
> Machine: i386
> Lots of packages have one common problem - they didn't not set
> INSTALLATION_DIRS and AUTO_MKDIRS valiable properly.
> This bug becomes critical when DESTDIR building.
> It whould be great if pkglint will check this
> unless these directories will ALWAYS be created automatically
> without setting extra variables.
Exactly what you want pkglint to check? Packages are supposed to create
their directories without any of the above set, and most packages do.
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