Subject: Re: Removing empty PLIST files?
To: None <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/15/2007 15:03:19
On Thu, 15 Mar 2007, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:

> On Thu, 15 Mar 2007 19:54:30 +0100
> Thomas Klausner <> 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?
>  - Consistiency
>  - Path of least resistance

I think keeping the files is fine, but the hanging make install should be 
fixed too. It has happened to me several times when creating packages (but 
I also forget later to report/fix it).

  Jeremy C. Reed