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Re: AUTO_MKDIRS (was: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/emulators/minivmac)

Optimise for the most common cases. Specialise for those where more
detailed handling is needed.

One way of including directories in PLIST is to include them with a
trailing slash.

PLIST is short for packing list, gives an inventory of file system
entries in the package. Makefile is a way of building the package,
should not be in the business of stating file system entries.

On 7 January 2018 at 23:48, 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

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