Question: How to add a configuration file with autoplist ?

Chris Rees crees at
Mon Sep 25 11:40:07 UTC 2017

On 2017-09-25 05:54, Kubilay Kocak wrote:
> On 9/25/17 6:16 AM, Helen Koike wrote:
>> Hi,
>> According to
>> , I need to add a @sample macro in pkg-plist to add a configuration 
>> file.
>> But I am also using USE_PYTHON= autoplist in my Makefile, so I don't
>> have the pkg-plist file.
>> Should I remove autoplist and generate the pkg-plist by hand? Or is
>> there another way to do this?
>> I'll need this to update the version of the package
>> sysutils/py-google-compute-engine.
>> Thanks
>> Helen
> Hi Helen,
> As far as I'm aware, autoplist, PLIST_* definitions and pkg-plist
> entries can be used cumulatively (in combination with each other) to
> produce a correct and complete installed files list

Careful doing that!  If you do, you may find the sample file gets listed 
twice, or worse the actual config file gets listed.

If you want to view the final generated plist then in the normal ports 

% make package
% less `make -VTMPPLIST`

(those are backticks).

It's probably harmless to have a file listed twice, but if you list the 
actual config file it gets blown away on each update.



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