On 08.01.2018 08:48, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote: > On Sun, Jan 07, 2018 at 04:20:13PM -0800, Alistair Crooks wrote: >> Everything should be AUTO_MKDIRS - the directories are recoverable >> from the PLIST fairly easily, and reproducing them in 2 places leads >> to issues and problems. > > Except when it doesn't work. Like freeciv-manual just showed. I'm with > Kamil here -- I do prefer a reliable method, especially if we talk about > packages that need one or two extra directories. > > Joerg > This breaks the approach of keeping PLIST as a sanity check. If the layout changes there are leftover directories generated and/or there is need to manually create missing directories (either in PLIST or pre-install:). In an ideal world there would be no need for PLIST, in a less perfect one AUTO_MKDIRS would be sufficient. I find that AUTO_MKDIRS is not successful for the real-case applications because of extra effort making them buildable on layout changes. Personally I don't feel confident with packages without PLIST sanity-check and I omit them.
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