Subject: Re: Disable mtree when PKG_DESTDIR_SUPPORT not empty?
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/15/2006 19:05:45
On Fri, Dec 15, 2006 at 12:00:51PM -0600, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Dec 2006, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > are there any objections to disable mtree for all packages which are
> > marked to support DESTDIR? Those supposedly already need to create all
> > intermediate directories and mtree doesn't make much sense for that
> > reason. It is another case of killing two birds with one stone :-)
> Sounds fine to me.
> We already disable mtree for when INSTALLATION_DIRS is defined.
> Some have advocated getting rid of mtree. (I had it disabled for at least 
> a couple years on builds for a few of my systems.)

I am one of the advocates :-) We still can't do it by default as a
number of packages will break. Another issue is that the normal bulk
builds (those with mk/bulk) are too lazt^Woptimised to detect many
issues. Nevertheless I want to push down the use.