readline port weirdness

Doug Barton DougB at
Sat Jan 3 12:56:31 PST 2004

[Note, I'm following up to -ports, where this should have been posted.]

Frank Laszlo wrote:
> I'm trying to patch the readline port to support READLINE_OVERWRITE_BASE 

A while back, when I was putting more serious work into this, I 
suggested that there would be value to all of us who are working on this 
settling on a convention for the variable names. I think that there 
would be value in something like <FOO>_${PORTNAME} as the convention, 
and chose PORT_REPLACES_BASE_${PORTNAME} as the convention for the bind 
ports. This is of course up to you.

> as suggested by Edwin. im running into a bit of a snag with info files. 
> Here is what I have in the Makefile
> PREFIX= /usr
> MANPREFIX=      ${PREFIX}/share

This isn't necessary. I asked for MANPREFIX to be added to MAKE_ENV a 
while back for just this purpose. I don't do a lot of work with info 
files, but it sounds like this might be a useful addition as well.

> INFOPREFIX=     ${PREFIX}/share
> CONFIGURE_ARGS=        --mandir=${MANPREFIX}/man 
> --infodir=${INFOPREFIX}/info
> .endif
> the correct location for info files should be /usr/share/info (am I 
> wrong?) but when i do a make install for this port I get the following 
> errors:
> ls: /usr/info/*: No such file or directory
> ls: /usr/info/*: No such file or directory
> ls: /usr/info/*: No such file or directory
> After reading through I found this:
> .for i in ${INFO}
>        @${ECHO_CMD} "@unexec install-info --delete %D/info/$ 
> %D/info/dir" \
>                >> ${TMPPLIST}
>        @${LS} ${PREFIX}/info/$* | ${SED} -e s:${PREFIX}/::g >> 
>        @${ECHO_CMD} "@exec install-info %D/info/$ %D/info/dir" \
>                >> ${TMPPLIST}
> .endfor
> note the line starting with @${LS} it looks it PREFIX/info. which is my 
> case would be /usr/info (which is wrong) is there any reason this 
> shouldnt be something like ${INFOPREFIX} instead of ${PREFIX}? where 
> This would allow for ports to set the variable without having to write a 
> custom installation script for allow for /usr/share/info. any ideas? Thanks

I think your assessment is correct.



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