To: Bernd Ernesti <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/23/2003 10:07:49
On Sun, Nov 23, 2003 at 09:12:40AM +0100, Bernd Ernesti wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 22, 2003 at 05:01:52PM +0100, Michal Pasternak wrote:
> > So, to make that source file extract right, I need to supply whole
> > 
> > Don't you think it would be wise rather to write it as:
> > 
> >	-Laqo
> >	${LOCALBASE}/bin/unzip ${EXTRACT_OPTS}.zip
> IMHO we should revert the default not to include -L and -o and fix the packages
> which still need them.
>        -o     overwrite existing files without prompting.  This is a dangerous
>               option,  so  use  it with care.  (It is often used with -f, how-
>               ever, and is the only  way  to  overwrite  directory  EAs  under
>               OS/2.)
> So it should be -Caq (-C  match filenames case-insensitively).

That's a reasonable thing to do, but should probably wait until after
the freeze.  But please feel free to add your suggestion to the
pkgsrc/doc/TODO file.


	-- Johnny Lam <>