Are files and directories mandatory in pkg-plist ?

Adam Weinberger adamw at
Tue Jul 20 10:40:19 PDT 2004

>> (07.20.2004 @ 0726 PST): Oliver Eikemeier said, in 1.5K: <<
> David Julien wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I write a port for an ocaml package (my first one!) but I have a
> >problem when I try to deinstall the port. Indeed I use an ocaml
> >program which is named "ocamlfind" to install and deinstall the files
> >at the right place in the ocaml library directory. But this program
> >deletes automatically the directories and the files when the port is
> >deinstall, and failed if the directories / files are already deleted.
> You have the problem of two conflicting package managers (ocamlfind and 
> pkg_install tools). I guess installing from a package (via pkg_add) 
> doesn't work too?
> >I have to run it to deinstall properly the package because, for this
> >package, it updates some configuration files (which does not seem the
> >case for other ocaml package ports).
> Is there a way to update the configuration files without having 
> ocamlfind installing/deinstalling files?
> >Do I have to list in the pkg-plist the files and directories or it is
> >not mandatory ? If it is mandatory, what can I do ?
> It depends. While I would strongly prefer a solution where you list the 
> files as `owned' by the package, but when there is no way to make this 
> work you could just embed them as ignored files and call ocamlfind 
> install/remove from pkg-install/pkg-deinstall.
>> end of "Re: Are files and directories mandatory in pkg-plist ?" from Oliver Eikemeier <<

Wouldn't that prevent package creation?

# Adam

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