Subject: Re: md5 checksums in pkg PLISTS
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/10/1998 06:30:11
On 10-Aug-98 Todd Vierling spoke unto us all:
#  ===== pkg PLIST
#  share/examples/pine.conf
#  @exec [ -f %D/etc/pine.conf ] || cp -p %F %D/etc/
#  =====
#  This doesn't address when config file formats/intrinsics change, but that is
#  difficult to impossible to deal with in any case.

This is the sort of logic I was thinking about for a @config attribute..  the
idea being eventually to extend it to deal with config version
incompatibilites.. (with something like a cvs rev number as an example of how
to possibly cope with that)

For now  @config could basicly do what you just described there.. with a syntax
@config share/pine/pine.conf
(or wherever we put it)

Tim Rightnour    -