post-deinstall target is invalid

Jason Helfman jhelfman at
Sat Mar 31 04:14:09 UTC 2012

> On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 01:40:16PM -0700, Jason Helfman wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 09:47:27PM +0200, Gabor Kovesdan thus spake:
>> >On 2012.03.29. 20:49, Jason Helfman wrote:
>> >> I will work on a effort, as well, to get some supporting
>> documentation
>> >> into
>> >> the Porter's Handbook.
>> >Jason, thanks for this cleanup work. Have you checked if there is any
>> >portlint check for this? It would also be very valuable.
>> >
>> >Gabor
>> >
>> Your welcome, and thanks.
>> I did consider it, however it was also noted to me that portlint
>> shouldn't
>> take the place of poor port coding. That doesn't mean it can't be done,
>> but
>> I also tend to agree with this. Perhaps adding logic to bpm would be a
>> good
>> way to wrap it up, as well.
> I'm not sure we should add anything to bpm. It's a legitimate name of a
> custom target which maintainers can use if they want. We should be
> vigilant of code which assumes it will be called though, but there's
> nothing wrong with it being a custom target that the maintainer wants
> for one reason or another.
> -- WXS
I don't completely disagree, however the target is never used, and in all
cases it merely performed the actions that were already being done in a
pkg-deinstall script, or the action wasn't done due to an assumption that
the target was valid.


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