cvs commit: ports KNOBS

Ceri Davies ceri at
Sat Nov 5 05:06:47 PST 2005

On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 06:59:55AM +0000, Michael Johnson wrote:
> ahze        2005-11-05 06:59:55 UTC
>   FreeBSD ports repository
>   Added files:
>     .                    KNOBS 
>   Log:
>   - Add KNOBS, this file has a list of popular knobs with a short
>     description of what the knob is and does. The intent is to
>     help porters keep like-name knobs through out the ports tree
>     and end-users have a single file they can look up knobs in.
>   Limitations to KNOBS: In the future we plan to add support for OPTIONS
>      to support the KNOBS file, and so dialog(1) will be able to handle the
>      size of each knob knob-name's are limited to 12 characters and
>      knob-descriptions are limited to 45 characters, not including the
>      white space between the knob-name and knob-description.
>   Naming knobs: When a port has a lib-prefix (ie: libquicktime, libxine)
>      the lib-prefix should be stripped from the knob name.
>      (ie: QUICKTIME, XINE)
>   Based around:   brain storm ideas from mezz and I
>   Approved by:    portmgr
>   Revision  Changes    Path
>   1.1       +91 -0     ports/KNOBS (new)

Am I the only person who couldn't stop sniggering when they read this?

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not sure about the former.			  -- Einstein (attrib.)
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