Subject: Re: PLIST format
To: Masao Uebayashi <>
From: Johnny C. Lam <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/12/2007 17:38:38
Masao Uebayashi wrote:
> Has anyone had a thought that pkgsrc PLIST format should be similar to
> ``sets/lists'' format?  The point is that path is written from column
> 0, like:
> 	bin/foobar
> not like
> 	${HAVE_HOGE}bin/foobar
> Possible new format would look like:
> 	bin/foobar				hoge
> This improves readability and grep'ability.
> (These conditional variables are needed to represent conditional file
> installation without having multiple PLIST files.)

Yes, and I think this could easily be extended when we eventually do 
"multi-packages" where a single package installation could generate 
several smaller packages, e.g. "make package" in pkgsrc/devel/foo could 
generate "foo-libs", "foo-docs", etc.


	-- Johnny C. Lam