Subject: Re: IMPORTANT user-visible change to pkgsrc related to config files
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/26/2001 08:36:31
On Sun, 25 Nov 2001, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

> On Sun, 25 Nov 2001, Sean Davis wrote:
> > A thought I just had, though, is that it would be nice for another reason:
> > currently, the package name seems to get made from PKGNAME, then appending
> > PERL5_VERS to it, then appending PERL5_PKG_VERS: Wouldn't it be better to
> > just set the name once and for all in the Makefile, and not having to
> > include values of other variables to get it? :-)
> Better for you! However, anyone who updated one of these "linked"
> packages would have to just know which other packages to update, too,
> and there'd also be more commits, more things to go wrong, and more
> bandwidth wasted for "sup" and "cvs" users.
> You might take a look at the "pkglint" package. It includes a perl
> script, "lintpkgsrc", that does it's own makefile parsing, for speed.

	- if not for elegance :)
	The other issue is some packages have different PKGNAMEs depending
	on the architecture (www/navigator) - I think the ruby packages
	may also have some magic depending on if they are built against
	ruby4 or not.

		David/absolute		-- No hype required --