On Sun, 12 Apr 2009 20:08:21 +0200, dede <sserre...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello, > > I'm a long time user of BSDs, and I don't find man pages or > documentation on the way I can master the port collection (specialy the > fonction of make).
Did you try % man ports Don't miss % man portsnap > I found this, interesting: > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/ports-using.html, but some > interogations persist. Which are those? > I search a command that list all availables variables that afect program > installation, [...] Those are usually specifig to the port and are, in most cases, listed in its Makefile. Sometimes, they're documented, e. g. in /usr/ports/multimedia/mplayer/Makefile you'll find a header with explainations for the variables. There may be globally set variables that do have an effect on a specific port. % man make.conf gives a good summary, and have a look at the explainations given in /usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf. > [...] and all arguments I can give to the /usr/port/Makefile (I > know about 'make search key= and name=' is there another?). Yes, "make install", "make deinstall", "make reinstall", "make config", "make clean", "make distclean", "make package" are very common ones for the ports. In /usr/ports, you can even use "make update" to update your ports collection. > Could anyone give me some cool addresses to learn on the subject? The FreeBSD Handbook, 4.5 Using the Ports Collection is excellent: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports-using.html You mentioned it already. The FAQ, Chapter 7 User Applications, covers other activities: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/applications.html If you find things that are not documented enough, simply ask a question here. -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ 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"