Frédéric Fauberteau <triaxx%NetBSD.org@localhost> writes: > Actually, there are several forloops to test the tools. If I am > correct the precedences ensure that only X11-related tools are tested > for the existence of the file. I don't think there is a significant > impact on runtime performance. That's good to hear; I was really unclear on what was happening already. >> Which I think brings me back to your original suggestion, which is to >> just check for the set file in platform.mk > After reflection, I have the feeling that my previous suggestions were > sort of hacks because it was only for NetBSD and only in the case > where the mtree for X11 files is /etc/mtree/set.xbase. What happens if > this file is renamed in future? If someone manually copy X11R7 > directory without copying mtree file? If pkgsrc can handle native X11 > of FreeBSD/OpenBSD? I think this is really the point. pkgsrc assumes that tthe base system has been installed corrrectly and is not damaged. So I don't think we really need to support systems wwhere people have done arbitrary incorrect things. But I don't have a big problem with your patch.
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