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Re: MESSAGE considered harmful

On 30 January 2015 at 16:40, Thomas Klausner <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 04:34:31PM +0000, David Brownlee wrote:
>> 3) I'm looking for useful information to give me a headstart on
>> using/configuring, possibly specific to my platform
>> I'd actually be inclined to reclassify MESSAGE as type '3)', and do
>> not show it by default on install. Its available from pkg_info.
> But if that's the information we want to offer, why not put it in a
> default location, e.g. share/doc/${PKGNAME}/README.pkgsrc, instead, so
> everyone knows where to look for it and it's not just lost in the
> noise during installation?

That is similar to what I suggested - we both want it out of the
install noise, but I'm suggesting have it as pkg metadata so a
'pkg_info' will show it rather than a standard per package location
under PREFIX. I would not be unhappy with your option though :)

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