[csw-maintainers] An overrides file inside a package

Dagobert Michelsen dam at opencsw.org
Mon Feb 1 16:31:27 CET 2010

Hi Maciej,

Am 01.02.2010 um 16:22 schrieb Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski:
> I'm meditating over the overrides mechanism for checkpkg.  Since
> checkpkg examines a ready .pkg file, the overrides list should be
> included inside it.  Where should it go?  Trygve has suggested using
> the same mechanism in which postinstall / preinstall etc. files are
> handled.  The main requirement is that when the package gets
> transformed into the directory format, the file needs to be easily
> findable, in the same manner the depends file is.  How would you do
> this?

Does the information really belong *inside* the package to mark
the expected "flaws"? If yes install/ is a good place, otherwise
we could add this as GAR variable and pass it as argument to the
checkpkg invocation.

Best regards

   -- Dago

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