Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mail/exim
To: Dieter Baron <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <abs@NetBSD.org>
Date: 10/03/2005 19:48:06
On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, Dieter Baron wrote:
>>> Please prefix package-specific options with `exim-'.
>> Various other packages do not seem to do this - dspam for example
>> PKG_SUPPORTED_OPTIONS= largescale homedir long-usernames graphs \
>> domainscale virtualusers preferences-extension \
> 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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