Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mail/exim
To: Dieter Baron <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/03/2005 19:48:06
On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, Dieter Baron wrote:

> hi,
>>> Please prefix package-specific options with `exim-'.
>> 	Various other packages do not seem to do this - dspam for example
>> 	has
>> PKG_SUPPORTED_OPTIONS=  largescale homedir long-usernames graphs \
>>                         domainscale virtualusers preferences-extension \
>>                         neural
>  Those should be changed too.
>> 	I'm happy to adjust exim, but do you have a reference for what
>> 	constitutes package-specific?
>  There is no hard reference, but some guidelines: Package specific
> options are options that enable features specific to this package,
> where it's unlikely that another (unrelated) package has the same (or
> a similar) optional feature.
>  If a group of related packages share an optional feature specific to
> that group, prefix it with the name of the ``main'' package
> (e. g. djbware-errno-hack).
>  Global options are for enabling similar features in different
> packages.  If it enables optional support for another package, it's
> not package specific (since there might be other packages with
> optional support for that package).  If it is a generic feature (like
> IPv6 support), it's not package specific.
>  [I'll add this to the pkgsrc guide.]

 	Thanks - exim updated.
 	Also, we should have a standard for '-' or '_' in options. I would
 	guess '-' and pkglint should warn about any use of '_'?
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