On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 10:33:49PM +1100, August Simonelli wrote: > I'm slowly getting used to FreeBSD from a Linux background so forgive > the ignorant questions. > > I'm curious what the best way to add configure options are when > installing from a port. For example, i'd like to add --enable-rewrite > to apache2. Can I just put it in the Makefile in /usr/ports/www/apache2 > ? Is this generally the best way to do this?
The apache2 port Makefile already comes with any number of hooks for enabling or disabling various configuration options -- probably too many in fact. In your case, to enable mod_rewrite you don't need to do anything, as it's already a standard part of the apache2 port, and enabled by default in the sample httpd-std.conf file. To get a list of what modules are available and what would be included when you build the port, use: # cd /usr/ports/www/apache2 # make show-modules However, for the sake of completelness, you can compile the port to include extra modules by: # make WITH_EXTRA_MODULES=rewrite or to statically link mod_rewrite into the apache binary: # make WITH_STATIC_MODULES=rewrite To apply these options without having to remember to type them in on the command line all the time, you can create a 'Makefile.inc' in the port directory which just contains the 'WITH_FOO=bar' variable assignments, or you can use portupgrade(1) and record these customizations in it's pkgtools.conf configuration file. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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