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Re: pkg/45136 ([MAINTAINER][PATCH] www/aws, fix DESTDIR breakage and other problems)
On 7/28/2011 4:40 AM, David Holland wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR pkg/45136; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: David Holland <dholland-pbugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost
> Subject: Re: pkg/45136 ([MAINTAINER][PATCH] www/aws, fix DESTDIR breakage and
> other problems)
> Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 02:36:41 +0000
> Being able to detect PLIST conflicts before it's too late is also
> And, one of the things that goes wrong sometimes is that destdir
> support turns out to be partial, so some files get installed to the
> destdir and some straight to /usr/pkg. Then the package appears to
> work fine... but if you pkg_tarup it or build a binary package and use
> that on another machine, it ends up being incomplete. This tends to
> interact poorly with the way many people handle production systems
> (build and test on a crash machine, then apply the binary package to
> the production machine) so we don't want to let it happen.
> > to close
> > out this tested iteration? On the next update, I can move some of these
> > into a static PLIST (PLIST + GENERATE_PLIST = complete PLIST?)
> If it were me I'd probably go stuff in all the plist vars, but
> sometimes it really isn't worth it.
> David A. Holland
M.Drochner removed the stale PLIST a couple of weeks ago, so the actual
PR can be closed I think. I'll consider these comments when it's time
to update the Ada Web Server in a few months, thanks.
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