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Date:      Sat, 30 Sep 2000 16:48:19 -0300
From:      "Mario Sergio Fujikawa Ferreira" <lioux@uol.com.br>
To:        Satoshi - Ports Wraith - Asami <asami@FreeBSD.ORG>
Cc:        doc@freebsd.org, ports@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: RFC: Ports layout reorganization (Re: ports tree idea:     Combine DESCR and COMMENT)
Message-ID:  <20000930164819.A17454@Fedaykin.here>
In-Reply-To: <vqc7l7uglwu.fsf@silvia.hip.berkeley.edu>; from asami@FreeBSD.ORG on Sat, Sep 30, 2000 at 04:26:51AM -0700
References:  <"Jeffrey <vqcsnqjin86.fsf_-_@silvia.hip.berkeley.edu> <4.3.2.20000929140626.00c3fa00@207.227.119.2> <4.3.2.20000929220000.00e0d7e0@207.227.119.2> <vqc7l7uglwu.fsf@silvia.hip.berkeley.edu>

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On Sat, Sep 30, 2000 at 04:26:51AM -0700, Satoshi - Ports Wraith - Asami wrote:
> The %%DESCR%% substitution in README.port actually doesn't work when
> MASTERDIR is set relative to ${PORTSDIR} and ${PORTSDIR} is a symlink
> to something else, but you are not supposed to use ${PORTSDIR} in a
> MASTERDIR definition so we should be safe.  (The old README.port
> wouldn't have worked at all for ports with MASTERDIR or its own idea
> of DESCR anyway.)

	On the light of this observation, I am proposing the
following patch to the porters-handbook. Or, something like that.

	Regards,
		Mario Ferreira

----

diff -ruN /usr/doc/en_US.ISO_8859-1/books/porters-handbook/book.sgml en_US.ISO_8859-1/books/porters-handbook/book.sgml
--- /usr/doc/en_US.ISO_8859-1/books/porters-handbook/book.sgml	Thu Sep 28 00:31:29 2000
+++ en_US.ISO_8859-1/books/porters-handbook/book.sgml	Sat Sep 30 16:34:19 2000
@@ -1321,6 +1321,13 @@
         <link linkend="porting-pkgname"><makevar>PKGNAMESUFFIX</makevar></link> so
         the packages will have different names.</para>
 
+      <para>However, your port should not use ${PORTSDIR} to set
+	<makevar>MASTERDIR</makevar> as pointed out by the Ports
+	Wraith. Use a relative definition if you must, e.g.,
+	MASTERDIR=${.CURDIR}/../other_port_dir_relative_path/.
+	Just check the example below.</para>
+	
+
       <para>This will be best demonstrated by an example.  This is part of
         <filename>japanese/xdvi300/Makefile</filename>;</para>
 


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