HEADS UP: pkg-plist strict enforcement starting

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Wed Jan 12 13:08:37 PST 2005

For the past month I've been sending warnings to maintainers of ports
that have broken pkg-plists (i.e. leave behind files after
deinstallation).  Now that we've passed the 4.11-RELEASE freeze, it's
a good time to take this to the next level and begin phasing in strict
enforcement of pkg-plist correctness.

What this means is that the port build will now fail on the package
cluster if certain kinds of files are left behind (to avoid false
positives I will be phasing in matching of the 'extra file list' with
a set of regexps that will be added to over time).  Thus, your package
will no longer appear on the ftp site, will be marked
BROKEN="Incomplete pkg-plist" and will eventually be scheduled for
removal should the problem continue to be ignored by the maintainer.

If you are the maintainer of an affected port, you will have already
received mail from me detailing the missing files.  If you've already
submitted a PR containing a fix, you don't have anything further to
worry about (although you might like to send a reminder to ports@ if
you think it's been overlooked).  If you haven't yet addressed the
problems, please do so ASAP.

Kris "Ports Janitor" Kennaway
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