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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install

10.08.2020 00:50:04 Joerg Sonnenberger <>:

> On Sun, Aug 09, 2020 at 09:40:43PM +0000, Roland Illig wrote:
>> Module Name:  pkgsrc
>> Committed By: rillig
>> Date:   Sun Aug  9 21:40:43 UTC 2020
>> Modified Files:
>> pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install: Makefile
>> Log Message:
>> pkgtools/pkg_install: fix pkglint warning about CHECK_PERMS
> I don't like this change at all. It goes in the wrong direction. The
> point here is not that we want to ignore the results of any permission
> checks, but that we *can't* run them.

That's exactly what the filename pattern "*" does. This pattern skips the checks completely and also doesn't add any dependency, see

Is that too surprising? It's the same that any optimizing compiler would do: dead code elimination.

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