Subject: Re: Suggestion for new feature: PLIST macros
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/24/2006 20:35:23
On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 08:14:21PM +0200, Roland Illig wrote:
> I have an idea for a new feature, but I'd like to hear your opinions 
> about it before I commit any code related to it.

Please *don't* do this. I'm not a huge fan of the dynamic PLISTs we use
in a number of places and I strongly dislike something like this as it
just increases the change of undetectable errors. Yes, we have to find a
better way to deal e.g. with doxygen, but such magic should be *very*
specific and ideally based on custom wrappers or so which trace the
files created by doxygen and similiar programs.

About PLIST size: even with full MD5, RMD160 and SHA1 checksums for
every entry the new package description of teTeX-texmf is 4.7MB and that
should be the largest description in the tree. I don't think that is
worse the hassle.