State of the Porters' Handbook
kamikaze at bsdforen.de
Mon Oct 28 09:54:31 UTC 2013
On 28/10/2013 10:34, John Marino wrote:
> On 10/28/2013 10:29, Dominic Fandrey wrote:
>> On 28/10/2013 09:58, John Marino wrote:
>>> On 10/28/2013 09:53, Dominic Fandrey wrote:
>>> However, converting to stagedir is reasonably documented here:
>> That's a handfull. What about installers that hard-code directories
>> during install?
> They can hardcode into the stage directory. Anywhere else is wrong and
> has to be fixed.
But then they won't be usable once installed into /usr/local.
>>> You don't have a choice with supporting stage -- new ports without stage
>>> aren't accepted. So that's why you have to bother. :)
>> That doesn't sound acceptable, considering the feature isn't even
>> mentioned in the Porters' Handbook.
> Bapt has made several calls for help to document this in the Porters
> Handbook. He's said it's on his plate but he's behind and has asked for
> the help. Maybe you could help him out?
So far I see stage as a problem, not something I want to advance.
A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text.
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