On Monday 26 January 2009 05:06:48 Polytropon wrote: > On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 12:55:29 +0000, Anton Shterenlikht <me...@bristol.ac.uk> wrote: > > I'm trying to overwrite a Makefile variable via /etc/make.conf > > It doesn't seem to work: > > This behaviour is correct. The local makefiles have precedence > before the /etc/make.conf settings.
They don't, even though it seems so. The Makefile is *read* after /etc/make.conf. The Makefile sets this variable unconditionally, therefore cannot be overridden by anything that is read before the Makefile. If the Makefile defined it like so: NOT_FOR_ARCHS?=alpha ia64 then /etc/make.conf would work, since the variable is defined at the time the Makefile is read. > > > What am I doing wrong? > > You could modify the port's Makefile itself, or create Makefile.local > in the port's dicrectory with your specific settings, but I don't > now if this mechanism is still supported. It is and since Makefile.local is read *after* the Makefile, you can override the variable there. -- Mel Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules and never get to the software part. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"