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Re: @dirrm behaviour change (was: CVS commit: pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install/files)

On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 12:28:01AM +0100, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 09:58:16AM +0200, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 25, 2009 at 08:09:54AM +0200, Bernd Ernesti wrote:
> > > Hmm, where was this discussed and why was this done?
> > 
> > dillo, joerg and myself discussed it in detail IRL and via mail.
> > It will allow us to majorly simplify the directory handling in PLISTs.
> > All (most?) @dirrm and unexec ${RMDIR} can now be removed, the
> > directories will be removed automatically when the last content is
> > removed; if a package needs a directory even if it is empty, then the
> > new special keyword @pkgdir can be used.
> Whilst I welcome the functionality, I'd just like to ask that you keep
> discussion like this open, please - that way, others can join in, and
> the timing of this change would have been a bit better.

My concerns are that pkgsrc requires this behaviour soon, but the NetBSD
5.0 pkgtools are quiet outdated.


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