[PC-BSD Pbi-dev] All in one approach to modules

Ken Moore ken at pcbsd.org
Tue Oct 4 13:23:39 PDT 2011

On 10/04/11 15:14, Eitan Adler wrote:
>> pkg-plist files are generally not required for a port. They are used
>> when there is a large number of files that need to be included, but
>> there are many smaller programs that only have a few libraries/files and
>> simply list them in the makefile under PLIST=(whatever). However, if a
>> pkg-plist exists, I think it is a good idea to look for files in the
>> */bin/ category.
> The only way to obtain a complete and usable pkg-plist is to run
> make generate-plist fix-plist-target && cat $(make -V TMPPLIST)
> MAN, NOPORTDOCS, PLIST=, plist variable substitution, etc all cause
> different plists to be generated.
>> The only issue with *requiring* a port to put something in the
>> PREFIX/bin/ directory is that some server applications don't have
>> binaries in */bin/ because everything is contained in */etc/
> Some programs write to sbin/ as well.

This is good to know. If you have any further suggestions or tips, just
let us know!


~ Ken Moore ~

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