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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mk

I already know your opinion.
It is just a note that of my personal opinion, because you said 
 1. no reason to default to "no".
 2. should be discussed on public mailing lists.

And I don't want to say that CREATE_WRKDIR_SYMLINK is useless, but
when its utility and possibility of the trouble that it causes are compared,
it is said that we should make it to no by default.

On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 12:55:57 +0900, Alistair Crooks <> 

> On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 01:27:52PM +0900, OBATA Akio wrote:
>> IMO, just a note:
>>  * There is no technical reason to create wrkdir symlink.
> On the contrary - trying to figure out what happened in the build
> is a perfectly good reason for wanting an easy way to get to the
> work directory. This is especially important if some extra help
> is needed. Shell completion doesn't work too well when there is no
> symbolic link.
>>  * It may cause problems, but no (or little?) gains
>>    (convenience to refer wrkdir from packge dir?)
>> so CREATE_WRKDIR_SYMLINK should be "no" by default.
> Once again, you are saying that, because *you* have no need for a
> feature, that no-one should have any need for that feature. I do
> not agree with this viewpoint - in fact, the history of pkgsrc has
> shown that we have bent over backwards to accommodate people with
> differing viewpoints.
> Regards,
> Alistair

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