On Sunday 26 April 2009 01:12:48 Tom Worster wrote:

> thanks for the tip, mel. i got rid of the ports involved and reinstalled
> with WITHOUT_X11=yes and the install was faster and things are a lot
> tidier.
>
> i had no idea that i ought to be configuring port builds with env vars. is
> there documentation anywhere so i find out about these options in gneral?

/usr/ports/Mk/bsd.port.mk comments section and /usr/ports/Mk/bsd.*.mk for 
specific collections, like bsd.databases.mk lets you set a default version for 
various database engines, for which multiple versions exist in the port.

It does not have to be env vars, make.conf works as well, but you will forget 
in 3 months you have set it, so be careful what you choose and where you put 
it.
-- 
Mel
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