Javadocs and pkg-plist

Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at
Sun Oct 26 09:00:59 PST 2003

Matthew Seaman wrote:

> Dear ports,
> Greg Lewis pointed out to me a problem with a new port I had submitted
> (ports/57753), and on investigation it turns out that the same thing
> may affect several ports in the tree.
> The affected ports will be those that install api documentation which
> they generate by running javadoc(1) themselves, and that can be
> installed using one of several different JDK versions, and that don't
> build their pkg-plist dynamically.
> It turns out that javadoc from Java 1.4.x will generate two extra
> files compared to javadoc from Java 1.3.x: 'allclasses-noframe.html'
> and 'constant-values.html'.  These may or may not be listed in the
> pkg-plist for the port, depending on which version the maintainer
> happened to be using at the time.  I haven't been able to test any
> earlier Java versions for similar problems.

How about using a dynamic packing list, like the INFO macro? I posted
a proposal to PR 57778:

I think it's difficult to keep a static list of dynamically generated
documentation up to date.

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