What use is WWWDIR_REL?

Philip M. Gollucci pgollucci at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 03:04:02 UTC 2012

On 02/08/12 23:24, Doug Barton wrote:
> On 02/08/2012 07:36, Alex Dupre wrote:
>> Doug Barton wrote:
>>> 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 don't follow you: in what sense WWWDIR_REL is different from, e.g.,
>> DOCSDIR_REL or DATADIR_REL? Why do you want to remove it and not the
>> others?
> Looking again at this bit of bpm:
>                 EXAMPLESDIR="${EXAMPLESDIR_REL}" \
>                 DATADIR="${DATADIR_REL}" \
>                 WWWDIR="${WWWDIR_REL}" \
>                 ETCDIR="${ETCDIR_REL}"
> You're right, the silliness is universal. I was focused on WWWDIR
> because I was working with it. They should probably all go away, but I
> don't have the time atm to do an exhaustive search on where/how they are
> all used.
> Doug
Ah, the lightbulb goes off.

pkg-plist is supposed to be relative to @cwd which may or may not be
${LOCALBASE} or ${PREFIX} hence abs paths should be avoided.

That said, I think dougb's original patch

accomplishes this quite nicely and removes 1-3 variables in the process.

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