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Re: Moving mk.conf

Jean-Yves Migeon <> writes:

> On 12.12.2010 22:45, David Brownlee wrote:
>> So, updated proposal:
>> - Create a pkgsrc.conf which is included by pkgsrc similar to mk.conf.
>>   The intention is that it will be included as well as any system 
>> etc/mk.conf,
>>   but will only contain pkgsrc related make directives, not anything which
>>   would affect standard bmake (or 'make' in NetBSD) calls. I prefer
>> 'pkgsrc.conf'
>>   or '' to '' but I'm happy to go with consensus.
> Same goes for me. I am not too concerned by the name, so long it fits
> the (silent) majority.

I object to renaming. It is cosmetical change of dubious value.

>> - This file to checked for inside PKGSRCDIR, and can be overridden by an
>>   environment variable. I would prefer an etc or conf directory inside
>>   PKGSRCDIR rather than continuing to populate the top level directory with
>>   config files a'la pkgchk.conf etc, but that is probably more because I 
>> would
>>   want to keep my copy under a separate RCS, and thats an awful lot easier
>>   in a subdir (and I can use a symlink anyway).
> I would prefer PKGSRCDIR/conf rather than PKGSRCDIR/etc, which can be
> confused with PREFIX/etc. Besides, this directory is meant to contain
> configuration, and not scripts or binaries, like etc/ does.

I strongly object to remembering configuration anywhere in PKGSRCDIR.
See parallel message why.


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