Subject: Re: Dealing with "secret" subdirectories on the MASTER_SITE
To: Alan Barrett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 08/06/1998 20:48:42
On Thu, 6 Aug 1998, Alan Barrett wrote:
: > * It should probably use libtool. I'm not familiar with libtool, so I
: > didn't do that myself.
I am in the USA, so I should be able to look into it and libtoolize it. I
didn't see the original post - can you send me the location of the pkg?
I plan on making the docs for libtool much easier to understand. Explaining
it to Tim Rightnour cleared it all up in my own head, and I think we both
fully understand it now. :>
: > * I couldn't find any simple method of having make automatically
: > retrieve the distribution files. I had to get those by hand.
: The Makefile in NetBSD's security/rsaref package has a special
: "do-fetch" rule to deal with the "secret" subdirectory.
This is the kind of method that really should be used. Make note of the
blank "fetch-list" rule - this is very important, as the rule _must_
succeed, but you can't give any useful information in a case like this.
: Would it make sense to put that logic into bsd.pkg.mk?
No. There's way too many ways of having this information hidden on a site.
(Think HTTP forms. ;) It's easier just to let each pkg deal with it.
-- Todd Vierling (Personal firstname.lastname@example.org; Bus. email@example.com)