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Re: ultimate goal of DESTDIR support?

Klaus Heinz <> writes:

> As the "DESTDIR" installation method reaches general usability for
> package creators[1], this announcement should be made, together with
> a prior overhaul of the development section of the pkgsrc guide. Every
> new package created without DESTDIR in mind as the future default
> installation method is wasted work, IMO.

I see your point, but this is a bit overly strong.  It seems that adding
DESTDIR support consists of fixing problems that occur with DESTDIR but
not the old way, so I'd see a non-destdir package as only 90% complete,
with a tiny bit of wasted work.

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