Subject: Re: Setting PKGSRC_MESSAGE_RECIPIENTS by default
To: None <>
From: Soren Jacobsen <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/13/2004 17:59:02
On 02/14 02:42, Michal Pasternak wrote:
> Soren Jacobsen [Fri, Feb 13, 2004 at 05:28:27PM -0800]:
> > Any objections?
> I think cron scripts, sending me each night the diffs between packages (so I
> get the list of installed packages together with *uninstalled* packages, or
> changed ones) is enough.

I disagree.  It's not as if there is a MESSAGE for each package that is
installed.  These MESSAGEs are there because they contain information
that is important.  Sometimes, without it, a package will be useless.

Suppose you're installing a package, but during the process, you have to
build a dependency, and that dependency has a MESSAGE.  Unless you're
using a 386, you're pretty unlikely to notice the MESSAGE as it is

So how do you get the information?  You want to wait until 3:15 in the
morning to see the new package and then run pkg_info on it?  That does
not seem like a very efficient solution to me.

If the extra few messages bother you, it's not hard to change the
behavior.  However, in the case of a novice user, they will simply not
get the necessary information and be confused.