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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 <>
> To:
> Cc: 
> 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
>  worthwhile.
>  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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