Subject: Re: Removing empty PLIST files?
To: Thomas Klausner <wiz@NetBSD.org>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <darcy@NetBSD.org>
Date: 03/15/2007 15:55:26
On Thu, 15 Mar 2007 19:54:30 +0100
Thomas Klausner <wiz@NetBSD.org> wrote:
> We currently have quite a number of PLIST files that only contain
> the @comment line (mostly for perl packages). I think we should
> get rid of them, because they don't provide extra information.
Well, they provide the information that there is no information to
provide. Less ambiguous than a file not existing. Remember, not
everyone runs CVS on the pkgsrc tree to confirm whether it is missing
or just not needed.
> Deleting the files is not currently sufficient, this needs some
> changes in the infrastructure first, since if no PLIST file is
> found, "make install" hangs and waits for user input. But that's
> probably just a bug in mk/ and could be fixed.
> Does anyone see a reason why we should keep the empty PLIST files?
- Path of least resistance
D'Arcy J.M. Cain <darcy@NetBSD.org>