Subject: Re: proposed changes in bsd.pkg.mk
To: Stoned Elipot <email@example.com>
From: Dwight Tuinstra <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/24/2001 11:28:50
On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Stoned Elipot wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Oct 2001 23:37:33 +0930 Berndt Josef Wulf wrote:
> > This patch will allow to relocate PLIST and DESCR files into the toplevel
> > directory whilst maintaining backward compatibility with the current version
> > allowing a progressive conversion of all packages over time.
> > The reason for this change is to eliminate thousands of directories and files
> > needed to accommodate two files in their own directory and to speed up
> > cvs processes, e.g. reduce processing time synchronizing the cvs tree.
> > I've been running my system with this patch applied since approximately March
> > this year and haven't seen any ill effects.
> > I entertain your comments
> FreeBSD people had done a similar thing a couple of month ago with the addition
> of some file renaming:
> pkg/PLIST -> pkg-plist
> pkg/DESCR -> pkg-descr
> pkg/INSTALL -> pkg-install
> pkg/DEINSTALL -> pkg-deintall
> pkg/MESSAGE -> pkg-message
Yes, and it's a welcome change (I run FreeBSD on my non-research machines
at home). Much less hassle in navigating the tree w/in Lynx; much faster
untar times. I'd expect it would also have a noticable postive impact on
the time it takes to 'make index'.