Subject: Re: Question on package philosophy
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: James Chacon <email@example.com>
Date: 07/25/2000 08:53:12
Which of course isn't documented anywhere. Not in mk.conf, Packages.txt, etc.
A quick scan of the tree shows 6 packages which even use a batch notation.
Most of them use it completely differently and most are broken because they're
install steps they skip in batch mode which probably break the package if
you were attempting to install it.
>On Tue, 25 Jul 2000, Dr. Rene Hexel wrote:
>> > In at least one case right now you can't do an unattended make (cddbd has the
>> > config script). On things like this with cddbd what is the general opinion
>> > here? In my local copy I patched config.sh to take an override from mk.conf
>> > so I can just set the appropriate vars up and shoot off a long term build.
>> I believe that packages, if possible, should not be interactive, but
>> take their defaults from make variables if necessary. At least it
>> should be possible to override interactive behaviour with these
>> variables. This way, batch builds should be less cumbersome than they
>> are now ...
>You can at least set BATCH in /etc/mk.conf, so that interactive and
>restricted packages won't be built.