Subject: Re: proposal 4: uniform sed substitution
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/27/1999 14:47:18
On Fri, 21 May 1999, Todd Vierling wrote:
> - A variable SED_EXPAND_VARS lists all variables which must be expanded when
>   generating PLIST, DESCR, or MESSAGE.  The expansion string is of the
>   form ${VARNAME}, but each variable is listed plain in SED_EXPAND_VARS.

Do I understand this right:
Each of PLIST, DESCR and MESSAGE will then be subject to variable
substitution, and I don't have to do anything special (any more) for DESCR
and MESSAGE files? 

If so, this is definitely a win!

Maybe add INSTALL and DEINSTALL, too.

> - The new variable MACHINE_GNU_TARGET defaults to
>   and is passed to GNU_CONFIGURE pkgs as "--host=${MACHINE_GNU_TARGET}".

Um, is this used else where? If not, I don't see much of a win in
introducing that. 

 - Hubert

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