Subject: Re: generate PLIST
To: Joe Reed <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/24/2002 01:12:22
On Sun, 23 Jun 2002, Joe Reed wrote:
> i've looked through pkgsrc/Packages.txt and packages (7).  they explain the
> syntax of the file, and what it does, but not how to create it.

Packages.txt, #5.1:

 * Semi-automatic PLIST generation:
   You can use the "make print-PLIST" command to output a PLIST that matches
   any new files since the package was extracted. See below for more
   information on this target.


 * print-PLIST:
   After a 'make install' from a new or upgraded pkg, this prints out an
   attempt to generate a new PLIST from a 'find -newer work/.extract_done'.
   An attempt is made to care for shared libs etc., but it is STRONGLY
   recommended to review the result before putting it into PLIST. On
   upgrades, it's useful to diff the output of this command against an already
   existing PLIST file.

   If the package installs files via tar(1) or other methods that don't update
   file access times, be sure to add these files manually to your PLIST,
   as 'find -newer' won't catch them!

 - Hubert

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