cvs commit: ports/devel/gettext Makefile

David O'Brien obrien at
Fri Aug 27 08:25:45 PDT 2004

On Thu, Aug 26, 2004 at 09:38:57PM -0700, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 01:16:48AM +0000, David E. O'Brien wrote:
> > obrien      2004-08-27 01:16:48 UTC
> > 
> >   FreeBSD ports repository
> > 
> >   Modified files:
> >     devel/gettext        Makefile 
> >   Log:
> >   Add a NO_GETTEXT_OPTIONS knob.
> Several points:
> 1) You also silently removed the dependency on expat.

Sorry, this was an accident.  I had it removed locally from when I was
testing if we need a dependency on 'expat'.  I emailed ports last week if
anyone knew why the dependency was needed in gettext 0.13.  No one has
come up with any reason yet.  Nor can I find a real need for the

Would you like me to 1. do a forced commit explaining why the depenancy
was removed, or 2. back this part out and wait a little more time to see
if someone comes up with a need for the depenancy?

> 2) User control knobs of this nature must be in the WITH_*/WITHOUT_*
> namespace, not NO_*.

I spoke to two of the "OPTIONS" authors about adding
NO_${PORTNAME}_OPTIONS and they thought it was a good idea.  Neither came
back saying it should be spelled WITHOUT_${PORTNAME}_OPTIONS.  Based on
your comments, I'll rename it to WITHOUT_${PORTNAME}_OPTIONS until a knob
to turn off options per-port gets implemented and committed to

> 3) This duplicates what BATCH does, as we discussed about a month ago.

Yes, BATCH is very global and affects all ports.  This is port specific.
Much like some ports have NO_<PORTNAME>_<SOMETHING> knobs.

-- David  (obrien at

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