On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 07:24:58PM +0000, Björn Ketelaars wrote:
> On Tue 13/02/2018 20:01, Landry Breuil wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 06:37:47PM +0100, Björn Ketelaars wrote:
> > > Diff below brings potamus to the latest version. While here add
> > > SEPARATE_BUILD=Yes to Makefile.
> > 
> > What is it with this ? I see you're adding it to Makefiles, is there a
> > particular reason for it ? If it's *better* generally, then maybe a
> > (much larger) task would be to switch it by default and only set it to
> > no for broken ports..
> It has some advantages, and testing it while working on a port is cheap.
> From https://www.openbsd.org/faq/ports/guide.html:
> - If the port can build with object files outside its source tree, this
>   is cleaner (many programs using CONFIGURE_STYLE=gnu can), and may help
>   people who mount their ports tree on several arches.

You still can. Just use a local partition for your objdir.

> - This can also spare you some effort, as you will possibly be able to
>   restart the cycle at configure most of the time.

I agree with Landry.
I don't like to start adding this to ports unless this is required. Now, if we
want to make it a default, than fine, someone starts the effort...


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