How do conditionalize plist on $NOPORTDOCS
wxs at FreeBSD.org
Tue Nov 18 10:36:25 PST 2008
On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 01:30:33PM -0500, Martin Cracauer wrote:
> > >>> While we are talking, how do you guys thing I should handle this
> > >>> problem: it's a binary port. There are different binaries for
> > >>> FreeBSD-6.x, 7.x, 8.x
> > >>> http://common-lisp.net/project/cmucl/downloads/release/19e/
> > >>>
> > >>> The 6.3 will run everywhere. Should I just use that one? Do you want
> > >>> me to conditionalize on FreeBSD version?
> > >> If they bother to release different native binaries for our supported
> > >> OS versions let encourage them to keep doing that ;-)
> > >
> > > "They" == kind of me, although I didn't build these particular
> > > binaries.
> > >
> > > Is there prior art in ports about how to do this? What do I do with
> > > oddball version numbers?
> > Perhaps you can conditionalize the DISTNAME based on the FreeBSD version
> > number, as shown on this page:
> > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/porters-handbook/freebsd-versions.html?
> > If you do that, just make sure that the distinfo file has an entry for
> > each possible DISTNAME value, so the checksum verification will work on
> > any FreeBSD version.
> So what happens when a user runs FreeBSD-6, installs such a port,
> then upgrades to FreeBSD-7.
> Would the port for the installed package come up with the wrong plist
> and whatnot?
Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're asking but if the port installs
different files based upon the version it's being installed on it should
use PLIST_SUB accordingly.
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