/usr/local/share/mk ?

Luigi Rizzo rizzo at icir.org
Thu Feb 1 20:20:12 UTC 2007

On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 02:44:17PM -0500, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 11:37:20AM -0800, Luigi Rizzo wrote:
> > Now, this may well be a one-of-a-kind case calling for an ad-hoc
> > solution, but if all we need is accept to use ${PREFIX}/share/mk
> > for third-party .mk files, this seems a better way to handle
> > the problem.
> After >10 years you are apparently the first person to want such a
> feature, so this suggests the application is limited :)

possibly, yes. Or maybe there were other applications solved with
other hacks - e.g.  (randomly browsing in /usr/share/mk), do the
following really belong there:

    bsd.info.mk             - building GNU Info hypertext system
    bsd.snmpmod.mk          - building modules for the SNMP daemon bsnmpd

They don't seem to be a part of the 'base' system unlike all
the others.

In a sense this is also related to my other question on a
'recursive install' command. We don't have one, but then there
are several ports with a huge number of 'INSTALL' calls in them:

	./graphics/libx3dtk/Makefile :      464		YUCK!!!
	./irc/psybnc/Makefile :      252
	./editors/setedit/Makefile :       79
	./www/ssserver/Makefile :       59
	./games/macopix/Makefile :       43
	./x11-toolkits/open-motif/Makefile :       34
	./www/awstats/Makefile :       29
	./www/validator/Makefile :       28
	./mail/mailscanner/Makefile :       28
	./ftp/bsdftpd-ssl/Makefile :       28

There are 262 entries with 10 or more 'INSTALL' in them;
several use tricks like this

    .for f in dot.mosaic-hotlist-default

So... there is not a recursive INSTALL, maybe nobody asked for it,
but certainly we have a lot of replicated constructs in the
ports' makefiles, and some port maintainers with a lot of patience :)


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