[32138] trunk/doc-new/guide/xml/portfile-phase.xml

simon at macports.org simon at macports.org
Mon Dec 17 11:48:11 PST 2007

Revision: 32138
Author:   simon at macports.org
Date:     2007-12-17 11:48:10 -0800 (Mon, 17 Dec 2007)

Log Message:
doc-new: Changed description of destroot.violate_mtree to show the possible danger. Thanks to Markus Weissmann.

Modified Paths:

Modified: trunk/doc-new/guide/xml/portfile-phase.xml
--- trunk/doc-new/guide/xml/portfile-phase.xml	2007-12-17 19:40:48 UTC (rev 32137)
+++ trunk/doc-new/guide/xml/portfile-phase.xml	2007-12-17 19:48:10 UTC (rev 32138)
@@ -2621,14 +2621,18 @@
           linkend="internals.hierarchy">MacPorts File Hierarchy</link> or in
           the porthier(7) man page.</para>
-          <para>If <code>destroot.violate_mtree</code> is set set to
+          <para>If <code>destroot.violate_mtree</code> is set to
           <option>yes</option>, the following warning is issued during the
-          installation. This is not really a warning and indicates only that
-          files where installed outside of
-          <varname>${prefix}</varname>.</para>
+          installation.</para>
           <screen>Warning: <replaceable>portname</replaceable> requests to install files outside the common directory structure!</screen>
+          <para>This means that the port installed files outside of
+          <varname>${prefix}</varname> which could cause problems on your
+          computer. Use <literal>port contents
+          <replaceable>portname</replaceable></literal> to see which files
+          were installed and decide if it's okay for you.</para>
               <para>Default: <option>no</option></para>

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