Subject: Re: Package config/var file paths proposal
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/08/1999 12:07:38
On Jan 7, Curt Sampson wrote
> Currently, when working on getting the install procedures and PLIST
> for a package set up properly, it's pretty easy to end up with junk
> files lying around. It would be nice to have a simple way of getting
> rid of these. One way is to be able to put everything in a separate
> tree while developing. I'm open to other methods, but I've not seen
> one yet.

Here's what I do:
find / /usr -xdev > /tmp/files1
< install package>
< pkg_delete the package>
find / /usr -xdev > /tmp/files2
diff -u /tmp/files1 /tmp/files2

This will tell you which files are not properley handled by the
PLIST, and always has been enouth for me.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.