Newbie question about additional documentation

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Mon Nov 23 22:20:45 UTC 2009

dave wrote:

> After looking at the Makefile again, I noticed that the maintainer of
> hs-zlib defined PORTDOCS= * . If I understand correctly, that means you
> can put as many files in DOCSDIR as you want. The asterisk will match
> everything and you always end up with everything registered in the final
> packing list. Right?
> If so, the line %%PORTDOCS%%%%DOCSDIR%%/LICENSE in pkg-plist would be
> redundant, wouldn't it?

Correct.  In fact, it possibly means the LICENSE ends up in the plist
twice, which is almost as bad as it not being mentioned at all.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                   7 Priory Courtyard
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