If you're bored during the freeze

Walter Venable weaseal at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 24 08:58:13 PDT 2004

I've noticed my port irc/undernet-ircu on that list.  This port randomly 
generates the name of its binary at the time of compile, for example: 
ircd.20040424 (or something similar).  I do have a message that displays at 
the time of deinstall that warns the user to manually remove this file, but 
if someone knows of a better way to do this cleanup, I'd love to hear it to 
make the port workt more smoothly.

Walter Venable

>From: Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org>
>To: Joe Marcus Clarke <marcus at marcuscom.com>
>CC: ports at freebsd.org, Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org>
>Subject: Re: If you're bored during the freeze
>Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 22:03:05 -0700
>On Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 12:46:24AM -0400, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > > 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.
>OK, thanks for clarifying.
> > 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).
>The thing that makes me uneasy about this is that there are dozens of
>them, including a lot that are only used by one port.  Perhaps we can
>add the common ones to BSD.local.dist and leave the others to indivual
>ports to take care of.  I'll have to gather some more statistics.
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