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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/multimedia/vlc

On 11/12/2011 2:15 AM, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 02:01:57AM +0100, Alistair Crooks wrote:
So please do NOT make changes based on the tinderbox "findings";
rather, I'd much prefer it if you set PKG_DEVELOPER=yes (which, as wiz
points out) does most of the work that tinderbox does, but for all
of the pkgsrc platforms as a whole.
To go a bit more into detail here, PKG_DEVELOPER includes:

- Missing files in $PREFIX
- Additional files in $PREFIX, unless explicitly marked so
- Missing shared library dependencies
- Missing interpreters in #! lines
- References to the $WRKDIR with different levels, relatively relaxed by
- Checks for sane permissions (e.g. no world writeable files and

As I said in the other email, Tinderbox now handles PKG_DEVELOPER=yes if it's set in the more_mk.conf configure. So it gets all this too.

There is a reason why the tinderbox port wasn't received with standing
ovations. What it is providing over the existing infrastructure is quite
I need to know. Have you actually used Tinderbox extensively? Or is your assessment based on what you think it does?

Thanks for the elaboration on the PKG_DEVELOPER checks. It is a useful feature. I had to modify tinderbox to handle the checkperms package that gets sucked in though.

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