Port deletes .conf file on update

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jan 1 21:27:12 PST 2007

On Mon, Jan 01, 2007 at 07:56:12PM -0900, Beech Rintoul wrote:
> ftp/proftpd deletes /usr/local/etc/proftpd.conf when updating. I thought I had 
> it fixed, but it continues to delete the config. Here's the section in the 
> makefile:
> post-install:
> 		[ -f ${PREFIX}/etc/proftpd.conf ] || \
> 		${CP} ${EXAMPLESDIR}/etc/proftpd.conf ${PREFIX}/etc/proftpd.conf.sample
> ...
> It creates proftpd.conf.sample properly, but then deletes proftpd.conf. BTW 
> proftpd.conf is not in the pkg-plist. 
> How do I fix this?

My guess is that the actual proftpd Makefile (not the port Makefile)
is doing something during "make install" which nukes the existing
proftpd.conf in PREFIX/etc.

Logically your Makefile sh code looks like it should do exactly what
you intend it (copy the EXAMPLESDIR configuration to etc as .sample
if the test(1) returns a non-zero exit code).

I assume it still breaks if you change the above sh code to the

if [ ! -f ${PREFIX}/etc/proftpd.conf ]
  ${CP} ${EXAMPLESDIR}/etc/proftpd.conf ${PREFIX}/etc/proftpd.conf.sample

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