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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/scmgit

On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 02:57:10PM +0100, 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
> >> specified).
> >
> > 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.

So you seriously want to duplicate directory data in the PLIST and the
package Makefile so that the package maintainer can do a one-time

If so, I think the priorities are the wrong way around - pkgsrc is
designed to make operations easier for the user, not the packager.


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