Subject: Re: About fake^WStaged installations
To: None <>
From: Dan Winship <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/30/2001 21:16:12
> - DESTDIR is normally used for this kind of stunt. There's more to FAKE
> than meet the eyes. In reality, recent GNU stuff, for instance, heeds

Mostly. Automake throws in DESTDIR support for free, but gettextize
doesn't. So most recent GNU stuff will obey DESTDIR for everything
except the translated strings files. And in fact, comparing


shows that OpenBSD appears to be dropping the .mo files.

> As you said, updating packing-lists is a large part of the chore of
> updating packages, but there ARE good reasons for that. It is incredibly
> easy to miss problems with automatic packing-lists. Problems that become
> glaringly obvious when you check what changes.

Points for irony. ;-)

-- Dan