USES=desktop-file-utils, INSTALLS_ICONS, and pkg

Don Lewis truckman at
Thu Sep 24 21:46:13 UTC 2015

On 24 Sep, Koop Mast wrote:
> On Tue, 2015-09-08 at 15:51 -0700, Don Lewis wrote:
>> I've been working on a port update and happened to notice that when I
>> installed an updated package the entries under the Applications menu
>> on
>> my desktop were not getting updated.
>> Looking at /usr/ports/Mk/Uses/, I see that it
>> adds
>> "@desktop-file-utils" to PLIST_FILES, and I do see this in
>> .PLIST.mktmp
>> when I build the port.  I don't see it in the +MANIFEST file in the
>> package .txz file.  Digging through the source for pkg, I don't see
>> anything in the code for handling @desktop-file-utils.
> It is in the ports tree:
> ports/Keywords/desktop-file-utils.ucl
>> Something else that I don't see in the source for pkg is anything
>> that
>> handles @rmtry, which INSTALL_ICONS wants to add to the plist.
>> Neither of these @things is documented in pkg-create(8).  Reading
>> this
>> man page, I see that @exec and @unexec are deprecated, and these are
>> used fairly heavily in the ports framework.
> ports/Keywords/rmtry.ucl

Thanks.  I was unaware of ports/Keywords.  I see that it is even
documented in the Porters Handbook.

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