ports-mgmt/portmaster distfile expression matching

Wesley Shields wxs at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jan 16 03:23:46 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 09:32:32PM -0500, jhell wrote:
> Hi Doug,
> Recently in upgrading x11-wm/xmonad and x11-wm/xmonad-contrib I had 
> noticed that when portmaster asks to delete a distfile, when it asks about 
> xmonad-0.9.1 it was also asking to delete the xmonad-contrib-0.9.1 before 
> it had even upgraded xmonad-contrib. Is this a problem on portmasters 
> behalf or is this on ports structure side ?.
> What do you or anyone else think about each port possibly keeping 
> obsolete-distfiles list one much like distinfo but a concatenated list of 
> previous distinfo's that had once been used allowing a ( make distclean ) 
> or something routine to be built into the ports infrastructure to parse 
> that file in each port ?

Bad idea. That list will get quite large for some ports.

I believe there is a PR about embedding the distinfo information into

-- WXS

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