some languages are more equal that others ?

Sergei Vyshenski svysh at
Mon Sep 18 05:45:30 PDT 2006

Dear port experts,

Being a maintainer of the port security/p5-openxpki, 
I have got a message from the robot of Mark Linimon, which 
marked my port "broken" because my pkg-plist has lines:

@dirrmtry share/locale/de_DE/LC_MESSAGES
@dirrmtry share/locale/de_DE
@dirrmtry share/locale/en_GB/LC_MESSAGES
@dirrmtry share/locale/en_GB

Robot was not happy with my attempt to erase _empty_ directories 
related to en_GB language during deinstalling of the port :

=== Checking filesystem state
list of files present before this port was installed but missing after it was deinstalled)
./usr/local/share/locale/en_GB missing
./usr/local/share/locale/en_GB/LC_MESSAGES missing
build of /usr/ports/security/p5-openxpki ended at Fri Sep  8 01:31:16 UTC 2006

But it was ok with the robot to erase directories related to de_DE language.

Could you please let me know policy of FreeBSD about respecting different language settings.
Shall I include @dirrmtry for all languages except of en_GB?
What would happen if robot runs at a host with different set of locale-related empty directories?
Does port maintenance toolkit has a mean to find out, which locale-related empty directories existed on the host before port installation begins?

Also. Do you think it is a good idea to let a robot mark ports "broken" because of non technical issue, but rather because of poorly defined political issue?

All the best, Sergei

>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Return-Path: <linimon at>
>> Delivered-To: svysh at
>> Sun, 17 Sep 2006 13:36:14 +0400 (MSD)
>> Subject: FreeBSD ports that you maintain which are currently marked broken
>> portname:           security/p5-openxpki
>> broken because:     Incomplete pkg-plist
>> build errors:
> (Jul 18 09:10:49 UTC 2006)
> (Sep  8 01:09:51 UTC 2006)
>> overview:

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