big PLIST_FILES patch

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri Jan 30 13:21:32 PST 2004

On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 01:45:24PM -0500, Trevor Johnson wrote:
> I've noticed that many ports have just one line in their packing list.
> I've made a patch to use the PLIST_FILES variable in place of most these
> simple packing lists, in order to reduce the numbers of inodes and blocks
> that users need to unpack the ports collection.  This patch would affect
> 1,217 ports.  There are 50-odd pkg-plist files that just have a comment in
> them; this patch doesn't address those (I have a hunch that they could
> just be removed without causing problems).
> The patch is at
> <URL:>
> and the list of pkg-plist files to be removed is at
> <URL:>
> (its first line is a comment).
> My intention is to ask for it to be tested on the package-building
> cluster, then if all goes well, to commit it.  I'm looking here for any
> suggestions or objections.  If you'd like your ports to be left out of
> this, please speak up.

When do you think you'll be able to fix all those plist problems in
your ports, and other port build failures?  I'd prefer you did this
before working on other port changes, since they've been broken for
going on 3 months or more now.

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