Why change to plist-sub for pkg-message?

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jan 19 01:48:29 UTC 2010

On 01/18/10 17:42, Philip M. Gollucci wrote:
> Doug Barton wrote:
>> Ok, now I see where you're going with this. :)  With respect to Wesley,
>> the approach in the patch is bass-ackwards. You don't want to do
>> anything with files named *pkg*message*, there are just too many
>> variations. The only thing you want to worry about is
>> /var/db/pkg/*/+DISPLAY. That way you can be sure of several useful
>> things ... it's persistent (I.e., users can bring it up again with
>> pkg_info), it's already post-processed, etc. etc.
> Well most of the other patches eliminate crappy seds in the Makefile or
> change PREFIX -> %%PREFIX%% so it can *actually* be processed.

Oh yes, I specified in my first message that I think generally the work
that you and others have been doing is great, and much needed. My
comments that you quoted above are in respect to the methodology
described in the PR, which is an orthogonal issue.



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