Ports that have multiple configuration files

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jan 5 22:16:20 PST 2008

Naram Qashat wrote:
> I had a question regarding what to do in a port Makefile when the port
> has multiple configuration files to install into PREFIX/etc.  I read in
> the Porters Handbook about having to add entries into the Makefile and
> pkg-plist, but that seems to only be good for ports with a very small
> amount of configuration files.  Is there an easy way to take a large
> collection of configuration files, change their extensions all to
> .conf.sample instead of .conf, set up all of them to be copied to .conf
> when they don't exist, and remove them all when they match the
> .conf.sample?  

Ummm ... use a loop? Take a look at mail/alpine for examples of using
shell commands vs. make commands for glob patterns.




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