Subject: Re: possible INDEX changes
To: Dan McMahill <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/23/2003 22:08:18
On Wed, 23 Jul 2003, Dan McMahill wrote:

> Now that 'make index' happens in a managable length of time I'd like to
> make a couple of changes.
> 1)  I'd like to remove the ${PKGSRCDIR} part of the package path and the
> description file path.  Ie, instead of  /usr/pkgsrc/math/scilab and
> /usr/pkgsrc/math/scilab/DESCR, I'd like to use math/scilab and
> math/scilab/DESCR.  As pointed out by Grant, the /usr/pkgsrc part is
> rather redundant and prevents the INDEX file from being portable.  Ie,
> you couldn't make a pkgsrc tarball that included the INDEX file since
> someone might unpack it somewhere other than /usr/pkgsrc.
> 2)  I'd like to add the homepage or "none" if there isn't one.  Anyone
> know of tools which might break if this field is appended to the end of
> the line?  This was also suggested by Grant.

It all sounds reasonable.