Subject: Re: system-dependant PLIST
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/04/1999 03:10:20
On Fri, 3 Dec 1999, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> Another solution would be to have concatenate pkg/PLIST and
> pkg/PLIST-${OPSYS} if pkg/PLIST-${OPSYS} exists (a la what's done for
> static ws shared libs).

Be very careful about the ordering implications - I'd prefer not to go

> Comments ?

I think the right way here is to make your package always install it's
files to eithr $PREFIX/lib or $PREFIX/share, and not different dirs on
different archs. If auxilliary libs are needed on Solaris to get this,
fine with me. See pkgs using libz, e.g. (cvs, ...).

The goal here is to get the systems in sync, not to bend the pkg system
over backwards to include any such broken pkgs. (We've had enough problems
of that sort :-)

 - Hubert

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