ports without pkg-descr

Dan Langille dan at langille.org
Wed May 17 19:31:56 UTC 2006

Hi folks,

I'm having trouble understanding a few ports and I'm hoping you can 
help.  The ports in question are:


The issue: pkg-descr, or more precisely, the output of make -V DESCR.

[dan at polo:/usr/home/dan/ports/devel/glibmm-reference] $ make -V DESCR

Is that expected?  A pkg-descr in the working directory?

If so, that file is created during the build process. Within the 
current FreshPorts framework, this is an anomoly and there is no way 
for the system to go through the steps necessary to create that file.

I have attempted to make both devel/glibmm-reference and and still 
not find a pkg-descr file.  Is this expected behaviour?

Is is really necessary to have a pkg-desc that is constructed 
automatically?  I ask in case there's a way around this without 
special casing it for FreshPorts.


Dan Langille : Software Developer looking for work
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