Subject: Re: md5 checksums in pkg PLISTS
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/10/1998 10:00:24
On Mon, 10 Aug 1998, Tim Rightnour wrote:

: 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
: of:
: @config share/pine/pine.conf
: (or wherever we put it)

This would have a better syntax with something like:

@config etc/pine.conf

Note the positional behavior of this:  you can specify the actual file which
will be in the PLIST, and then immediately after it specify where that
config goes--something like an implied %F.  This could even be interpreted
by pkgsrc and not directly understood by the pkg_* tools (pkgsrc could
translate into an @exec).

Oh, btw, share/examples is where example config files should go.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.