Subject: Re: md5 checksums on non-files
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 07/05/2000 20:09:13
In article <Pine.GSO.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com> writes:
> I'd like to change this to only generate MD5 checksums for regular files:
> * In the case of symlinks (Hi Matthias!), the original file's checksum
> should be checked for, not the link's (again). This is esp. bad in the
> case of links to directories.
Yes, yes, yes!
> With that change, the PLIST file can list symlinks to directories as
> regular files.
I would for sure like to see that feature. The dynamic package list
creating in "ptl2" or "suse_base" package are much more complicated
because of this problem.
BTW: could we also enhance "@dirrm" to create a directories during
pkg_add"? This way we could also get rid of the need to use
"@exec mkdir" for empty directories.
Matthias Scheler http://www.sighardstrasse.de/~tron/