Subject: Re: proposed changes in bsd.pkg.mk
To: Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dwight Tuinstra <email@example.com>
Date: 10/24/2001 11:31:20
On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2001 at 04:21:17PM +0200, 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
> > FYI,
> > 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
> I really don't see the need to rename any files. But what do I know?
I applauded the FreeBSD changes in an email a moment ago, but
yeah, I agree with you on the renaming. It's a pain to
type five characters before auto-completion kicks in.