Subject: Re: PLIST generation
To: Roland Illig <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/25/2007 14:02:36
Roland Illig wrote:
> Johnny C. Lam wrote:
>> Module Name:    pkgsrc
>> Committed By:    jlam
>> Date:        Thu Oct 25 16:46:14 UTC 2007
>> Modified Files:
>>     pkgsrc/mk/plist:
>> Log Message:
>> Allow packages to have no PLIST files whatsoever.  If such a package also
>> does not set GENERATE_PLIST, then automatically generate a PLIST that
>> says:
>>     @comment ${PKGNAME} has no files.
> There should be some targets {pre,do,post}-plist that can be overridden 
> by packages. Currently, this work is mostly done in the post-install 
> stage, which triggers some pkglint warnings (for example, cp(1) or 
> sed(1) should not be used in {pre,do,post}-install).

I haven't looked into this, but I think those packages you are 
describing should probably be setting GENERATE_PLIST appropriately 
instead of adding that code to a post-install target.


	-- Johnny C. Lam