Subject: Re: [RFC] new chapter "Variable reference" for the pkgsrc guide
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/08/2005 16:05:44
Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> On 10/8/05, Roland Illig <> wrote:
>>I'd like to add a chapter called "Variable reference" to the pkgsrc
>>guide to have a place where all public variables are explained and
>>listed (alphabetically and categorized).
>>Any objections? suggestions? ideas?
> There are multiple sections in the guide that list and give detailed
> explanations
> of some variables, with the appropriate context.  Repeating that in a variable
> reference chapter could be redundant, I think.
> What about having an automatically generated variable index that links to the
> appropriate chapters or sections?

Hmmm, that's right. We don't have an "Appendix I" for indexes yet. That 
could already be enough.