Subject: Re: wilder wildcards
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: J Chapman Flack <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/19/2005 17:43:15
> Ah... so the problem is not making sure you pass a working pkg pattern 
> (which does NOT include a .tgz).

Does that mean something like pkgname(dewey)(suffixglob) is NOT intended
to work?  I found some signs in the C code that seems to intend to handle
that case (unsuccessfully, obviously, but it seems an effort was made).

> > is defaults to adding .tgz when it invokes pkg_add through
> Oh... that's definitely a bug then.
> Too many people hacking on bsd.pkg*mk recently... :(

By the way, is there documentation somewhere that clearly states the
capabilities, exact syntax, and limitations of the pkg wildcards? I
have looked around but perhaps I've missed it.