Files conflicts in ports

Rodrigo Osorio rodrigo at
Thu Oct 26 12:00:50 UTC 2017

On 10/26/17 13:45, Kubilay Kocak wrote:
> On 10/26/17 3:58 PM, L.Bartoletti wrote:
>> Hi Rodrigo,
>> Thank you for this precious tool.
>> One question, seeing one of my ports which have conflicts
>> (devel/py-gtfslib
>> Is
>> it or not good to install test files?
> They're all effectively upstream bugs: installing modules into shared
> locations. 'tests' is a common enough module name that its one of the
> most easily observed in practice.
> There's nothing intrinsically wrong with tests being installed, but they
> should be under/within their package module directories.
> Most projects exclude them (from installation) with something like:
> packages = find_packages(exclude=[...]),
> Though doing the above for a project with this packaging 'bug' is not
> really the correct solution. Maybe for a short term
> files/, but report it upstream
>> Regards.
>> Loïc
>> On 10.10.2017 20:52, Rodrigo Osorio wrote:
>>> Dear port maintainers,
>>> It appears that a number of ports install files with the same names at
>>> the same locations,
>>> causing file conflicts and unexpected behaviors for users.
>>> To help solving this issue I ran a tool to list per maintainer the
>>> conflicting ports with
>>> the list of impacted files ; the list is updated every day at 4am UTC.
>>> I believe most of the conflicts are trivial and can be solved with a
>>> proper declaration in the CONFLICTS variable.
>>> So take a look at it and don't hesitate to come back to me if you have
>>> questions.
>>> best regards,
>>> - rodrigo
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I agree with Kubilay, If tests aren't relevant for production use the 
can be skipped.
The point here is many (if not all) py- packages install the same test 
files and this is wrong.

- rodrigo

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