HEADS-UP: DESTDIR support committed to Mk/

Sergey Matveychuk sem at FreeBSD.org
Sat Aug 5 16:33:30 UTC 2006

Erwin Lansing wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 05, 2006 at 10:39:15AM +0400, Sergey Matveychuk wrote:
>> Gábor Kövesdán wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am pleased to announce, that portmgr committed my patch for ports
>>> infrastructure DESTDIR support today. Note that this support is only for
>> Thanks for your work. It's highly appreciated.
>> The feature was discussed for years but no real progress had been done.
>> But a little number of ports will respect DESTDIR out of box. Some ports
>> can be easily converted, for some ports it will be a hard work and a few
>> ports will never be done.
>> So, a question still arise: how could we warn user a port does not
>> respect DESTDIR if he've defined it?
>> E.g. we could use DESTDIR_READY=yes in a port Makefile if it's tested
>> with DESTDIR.
> I prefer to turn that logic around, but a run on pointyhat will have to
> confirm how the number of working and non-working ports are. I am hoping
> that most ports just DTRT, so we can mark the rest NO_DESTDIR or
> similar. But yes, such a mechanism has to be worked on.

I like the idea too, but really we should mark NO_DESTDIR almost all
ports. I expect we have about 3% ports ready for DESTDIR without
changes. But it's just guess-work however.


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