What use is WWWDIR_REL?

Philip M. Gollucci pgollucci at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 04:57:44 UTC 2012

Makes sense to me.

I might even see about doing the nitty gritty.

On 02/08/12 03:28, Doug Barton wrote:
> Following up to my previous post about "Why isn't WWWDIR_REL in the
> default PLIST_SUB I broke open bsd.port.mk and found this:
>                 EXAMPLESDIR="${EXAMPLESDIR_REL}" \
>                 DATADIR="${DATADIR_REL}" \
>                 WWWDIR="${WWWDIR_REL}" \	*******!!!!????!!!****
>                 ETCDIR="${ETCDIR_REL}"
> So this leads me to many questions, the first and most obvious of which
> is, what the heck good is WWWDIR_REL in the first place? I searched the
> ports tree and found 1,063 uses of it (outside of bpm itself). 1,035 of
> them are literals in a pkg-plist, which at this point looks completely
> useless. Of the 28 others 13 of them are PLIST_SUB related, which
> apparently can also be removed. Most of the other 15 look like mistakes,
> and all of them look like they can be fixed with little difficulty.
> So I'd like to propose the attached, not to be included until the
> existing uses of WWWDIR_REL are updated of course. Can anyone tell me
> why this would be a bad idea? I think being able to just use %%WWWDIR%%
> in the plist would be a lot less confusing.
> Doug
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