If you're bored during the freeze

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at marcuscom.com
Fri Apr 23 21:46:35 PDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-04-23 at 21:12, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> There are hundreds of ports with pkg-plist files that are incomplete
> (i.e. that leave files behind upon deinstallation) or overcomplete
> (i.e. that remove files that were installed by another port).  It's my
> intention to work towards making this a fatal error on bento, but
> before I can do that there are a number of false positives to
> eliminate, and I'd like to get the number of affected ports down.  See
> the following URLs:
>   http://bento.freebsd.org/errorlogs/i386-4-full-logs/extras.html
>   http://bento.freebsd.org/errorlogs/i386-5-latest-logs/extras.html
> (the latter is incomplete).  These lists include a lot of false
> positives.  The list at:
>   http://dosirak.kr.freebsd.org/errorlogs/i386-4-latest-logs/extras.html
> has fewer false positives , but it is more incomplete because a full
> build has not yet completed.  Some of these errors have already been
> fixed.
> I'm probably going to add /usr/local/www to BSD.local.dist so it
> becomes a "system" directory.  I'd welcome suggestions for how to deal
> with other common entries like share/locale (the subdirectories are
> nonstandardized, so there doesn't seem to be an easy way to deal with
> them like there is for share/nls) and lib/pkgconfig (should these
> ports have a dependency on pkgconfig?).

No, those ports should be modified to use USE_GNOME=gnomehack, or hack
themselves appropriately to use libdata/pkgconfig instead. 
lib/pkgconfig is not searched, and .pc files in those directories are
useless.  Why libdata?  Well, these files are not binary libraries, but
rather library data files needed to track dependencies.

As for share/locale, I'd like to see all language directories be pooled
into a common mtree file or the like.  So many ports make use of these,
it just makes sense to keep a growing list (IMHO).


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