This construction doesn't work

Gabor Kovesdan gabor at
Mon Jun 28 23:13:50 UTC 2010

Em 2010.06.29. 0:24, Paul Schmehl escreveu:
> I'm working on a port update for one of the ports that I maintain, and 
> I've run into a problem that I can't seem to solve.
> I use this construction to ensure that the port doesn't overwrite the 
> conf file, if one exists:
> .for f in barnyard2.conf
>        ${INSTALL_DATA} ${WRKSRC}/etc/${f} ${PREFIX}/etc/${f}-sample
>        [ -f ${PREFIX}/etc/${f} ] || \
>        ${INSTALL_DATA} ${WRKSRC}/etc/${f} ${PREFIX}/etc/${f}
> .endfor
> But it gets overwritten anyway.  What am I doing wrong?  I thought 
> this worked before, but I can't be sure.  Testing proves that it does 
> not work now.  I tried to changing to an if [ ! -f construction, but 
> that didn't do a thing.
I think it should work, I used to write the same in audio/shoutcast. Are 
you testing by installing from port or from package? It should work for 
ports but for packages, you need some more magic in pkg-plist. You can 
also refer to audio/shoutcast how it is done there. Maybe is it what you 


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