On Mon, Jul 19, 2004 at 10:42:08AM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> where can i find info about possible options in make.conf for ports
> builder

Look at the ports(7) man page and the default make.conf (which is
/etc/defaults/make.conf under 4.x, and
/usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf in 5.x, or you can look at it in CVS
http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/share/examples/etc/make.conf )

Otherwise, port specific make flags can be found generally by
inspecting the Makefiles for each port, or the Makefiles under
/usr/ports/Mk.  Each of the Makefiles in /usr/ports/Mk has a long
pre-amble documenting the various settings available. The convention
is that variables starting 'WITH_' 'WITHOUT_' or 'WANT_' are
user-settable; variables starting 'USE_' are for the port maintainer
to deal with.  Any section marked 'OPTIONS' causes the port to
generate a popup menu allowing you to set the various flags listed
either as 'WITH_FOO' or 'WITHOUT_FOO' -- those values are retained
under /var/db/ports so you won't get the menu popup the second or
subsequent times you make that port unless you specifically run 'make

Note too that there are a number of ports that have variable settings
which pre-date this convention: in those cases, you'll have to figure
out from context what is user-settable and what isn't.

Also note: most people find that using portupgrade(1) and friends to
manage their ports gives best results.  In which case, you can enter
those make variables into the MAKE_ARGS array in
/usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf -- one big advantage of doing that is it
allows you to apply the make argument to building a specific port.  I
don't think there are any such conflicts, but there's no guarrantee
that two ports won't use the same make variable with conflicting



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