8.4. Changing the Names of pkg-* Files

All the names of pkg-* files are defined using variables so you can change them in your Makefile if need be. This is especially useful when you are sharing the same pkg-* files among several ports or have to write to one of the above files (see writing to places other than WRKDIR for why it is a bad idea to write directly into the pkg-* subdirectory).

Here is a list of variable names and their default values. (PKGDIR defaults to ${MASTERDIR}.)

VariableDefault value
DESCR${PKGDIR}/pkg-descr
PLIST${PKGDIR}/pkg-plist
PKGINSTALL${PKGDIR}/pkg-install
PKGDEINSTALL${PKGDIR}/pkg-deinstall
PKGMESSAGE${PKGDIR}/pkg-message

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