Why can't pkg-plist list directories?

Sam Lawrance boris at brooknet.com.au
Wed Apr 27 07:08:29 PDT 2005

Aside from the fact that the pkg_* tools don't currently support it, is
there a reason why we use @dirrm in packing lists rather than just
listing the directories?


@dirrm share/blah

as opposed to the hypothetical


I'm looking at a new port that creates a number of empty directories,
and sets ownership on others.  Currently we have to use @exec or
pkg-install scripts to create empty dirs, and to set modes/permissions
on any directory.  To me, it makes sense to have them packaged similarly
to files.

I don't presume such a change wouldn't break stuff... just
[pw]ondering :)

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