Subject: Re: WRKSRC's position in Makefiles, and pkglint
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/19/2004 11:31:58
On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 10:11:52AM +0000, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> I've been told that the rationale for this was because the name of the
> WRKSRC directory is directly dependent on the DISTNAME.  I don't
> believe the change was discussed anywhere, but I could be wrong about
> this.

I don't hink it was discussed either, but I for one didn't
think it would need discussing.

> I believe strongly that the WRKSRC definition really belongs in the
> build information, and that the first paragraph should be reserved for
> detailing the location of any distfiles, and pertinent information to
> them.

Since the WRKSRC is a property of the distfile and changes with
it, it seems that even following your argument it belongs in the
first section.