On Mon, 29 Jul 2002, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 19, 2002 at 10:55:56PM +1000, Bruce Evans wrote:
> > On Fri, 19 Jul 2002, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> > > OTOH, if we go this way we can get rid of ugly ${COPY} completely.
> >
> > I'd like to get rid of it too.  But not in RELENG_4.  -c has been the default
> > for long enough now in -current.  As you know, there are various problems
> > in using the correctly named variable for install(1)'s flags (INSTALLFLAGS)
> > to actually hold install's flags in a general way (mainly, this variable
> > already exists and is used in a non-general way).  However, the old hack
> > of putting the flags in the same variable as the command still works well
> > except for the -[Cp] vs -d conflict.  This depends on the flags not being
> > order-dependent.
> >
> OK, -[CpS] are now ignored with -d, and I've dropped support for COPY.
> I have a question.  Why COPY can't be removed from RELENG_4 as well?
> Ports that use COPY (there are many of them) will see it as an empty
> string.

-c hasn't been the default for so long in RELENG_4, so I think the change
has too lrge a risk/reward ratio.


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