pkg-plist, +CONTENTS, make package, and the ports cluster
kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Jan 29 00:06:51 UTC 2007
On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 05:25:56PM -0600, Jon Passki wrote:
> Ports such as mysql-server, apache22 and many others I've noticed
> have a disconnect between pkg-plist entries and what actually gets
> installed. Some especially annoying components missed are etc/rc.d
> scripts or in the case of gettext, a library file. In the short term
> I was going to create a PR for some of these ports. My major
> assumption, with variables enumerated, a +CONTENTS file should be a
> subset of a pkg-plist file. With this, my basic approach was to diff
> the +CONTENTS file from the build system and the +CONTENTS file from
> the install via pkg_add system (ignoring comments, sample output
> below). Should these files be the same? When would they not be
> (again, stripping comments)? This output could be used to check the
> pkg-plist file, accepting that variables in the pkg-plist will need
> to be enumerated. Is this a decent method?
> In the long term, would this be something that makes sense for the
> ports cluster to check on? Are there situations where a port may
> install something that a pkg-plist file should never record?
This is already checked and enforced using different means. If you're
seeing differences, this is presumably for some other local reason.
In particular gettext, mysql-server and apache22 do not install extra
files or have missing files when built in a default freebsd
> diff -u /tmp/+CONTENTS_make_install_apache22 /tmp/
> +CONTENTS_make_package_apache22 | head
> --- /tmp/+CONTENTS_make_install_apache22 Sun Jan 28 21:52:47 2007
> +++ /tmp/+CONTENTS_make_package_apache22 Sun Jan 28 21:53:39 2007
> @@ -567,739 +567,16 @@
> @unexec rmdir %D/etc/apache22 2> /dev/null || echo "===> If you plan
> to do not reinstall apache22, you can safely remove %D/etc/apache22."
> @exec /sbin/ldconfig -m /usr/local/lib
> @unexec /sbin/ldconfig -R
I am unable to replicate this: the apache22 port does not install
these files on my system.
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