Subject: Re: Dynamic PLISTs
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/07/2004 17:26:25
On Wed, Apr 07, 2004 at 08:13:07AM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Apr 2004, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> > Yes, doing dynamic PLISTs mean staged installs as a prerequisite, and
> > this is what, IIRC, everybody says is difficult.  Almost all packages out
> I'd like to have staged installs simply so I can build binary packages for
> reuse without having to potentially change the build system itself.

Yeah, that too.  I missed to mention some of the benefits of having them ;)
(And as more as I think, I see more).

> OpenBSD's ports supports staged installs. But their old .mk code is very
> different from ours and is too much to compare. But this old .mk code may
> give some ideas. (The new OpenBSD ports uses perl.)

I don't think it's too difficult to get it working (haven't looked yet).
But I know other people worked on it in the past, so they can probably share
their experiences and/or patches...


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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