Ports that have multiple configuration files

Naram Qashat cyberbotx at cyberbotx.com
Sat Jan 5 22:26:43 PST 2008

Doug Barton wrote:
> 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.

I can see how the loop would work within the Makefile.  But I don't see how I 
would handle @unexec and @exec commands in pkg-plist for so many configuration 
files.  I ask because there are 34 separate configuration files within the port 
I am trying to create.

Naram Qashat

> hth,
> Doug

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