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Re: pkg/53867 (lang/erlang-doc fails after update)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/53867; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Leonardo Taccari <>
Subject: Re: pkg/53867 (lang/erlang-doc fails after update)
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:26:25 +0100

 Hello David,
 David H. Gutteridge writes:
 >  [...]
 >  I think the best way to handle this is to use a dynamic PLIST for those
 >  parts of the package that have regularly-changing version numbers
 >  embedded in their paths. We can't rely on the equivalent versions in
 >  lang/erlang, as they may vary between the packages. I borrowed from the
 >  same approach used in databases/couchdb (which deals with the same
 >  problem). The remaining PLIST file would be accordingly pruned to just
 >  the entries that aren't part of the dynamically generated list.
 >  [...]
 If that's the case why not avoid using ${VERSION.*} variables in
 lang/erlang-doc/PLIST? (i.e. always unconditionally expand the
 values of them?)

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