Are files and directories mandatory in pkg-plist ?

Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at
Wed Jul 21 01:05:51 PDT 2004

David Julien wrote:

> [...]
> There are other ocaml packages which seem to be in the same case, for
> instance  ocaml-pcre. To deinstall the port they delete the added line
> in ld.conf thanks to a "grep -v" in the pkg-install file (why not
> pkg-deinstall ?).
> I have tested my port with these modifications and it seems to work
> correctly now ! Thank you.

ocaml-pcre does
which you might want to avoid. Use pkg-deinstall when possible. Another 
nit is that you want to generate the `.tmp' file first (perhaps even by 
using mktemp), and move it in place later, so a failed grep won't 
corrupt your database.


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