Subject: Re: Suggestion for new feature: PLIST macros
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/24/2006 22:17:33
Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> 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.

I'm talking only about the _source_ representation, that is the PLIST 
files that are next to the package Makefiles. I do not want to change 
the +CONTENTS file at all. That's your part for the moment. :)