Subject: Re: pkginstall framework changes
To: Stephan Thesing <>
From: Johnny Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/15/2006 09:17:42
Stephan Thesing wrote:
> it might be that the latest pkginstall framework changes broke something 
> in (at least) textproc/docbook-xml and textproc/docbook-xsl
> These two packages use a INSTALL (and DEINSTALL) script to insert their 
> catalogs into ${PREFIX}/share/xml/catalog, by including 
> ../../textproc/xmlcatmgr/ in their Makefiles
> They also set NO_BUILD=YES as they extract an archive during install: 
> time directly to the target prefix.
> As the INSTALL/DEINSTALL scripts are locally generated at post-build: 
> via the
> target generate-install-scripts: in mk/install/, they 
> will not
> be generated when NO_BUILD=YES, thus the INSTALL/DEINSTALL scripts are 
> not recorded/executed for those two packages, causing the build of other 
> packages to fail as they cannot find the catalogs in 
> ${PREFIX}/share/xml/catalog
> If my analysis of the error is correct (not that I have the slightest 
> clue how this is really supposed to work:-) then a quick fix would be to 
> remove NO_BUILD=YES from those two packages and add a dummy do-build: 
> target in their Makefiles

Your analysis is exactly right.  I think we should just generate install 
scripts not during the build phase, but "just after" the build phase.  I 
had originally put it into post-build when I started out because I was 
hesitant to add another layer between "build" and "install", but I think 
we're beyond that now.


	-- Johnny Lam <>