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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/scmgit

Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
On Sat, Jan 05, 2008 at 01:28:29PM +0100, Roland Illig wrote:
(which is why I think the AUTO_DIRS is better than
what we had previously, so thanks for that. OTOH, that's another
variable that should be set automatically, when user-destdir is
Ewww, when these two things are combined, it will set free a lot of energy. DESTDIR is from Joerg, and he dislikes AUTO_MKDIRS. ;)

The problem is that AUTO_DIRS doesn't allow one of the common ways of
creating a new PLIST in combination with DESTDIR: just replace the old
one with a empty file and run make print-PLIST.

This is one of the things where I think the automatic is bad.

Aaah, it's the first time I hear this explanation from you. It's perfectly valid. Could you document that near the existing documentation, so more people will know it?


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