Proposed addition to the handbook http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports-using.html
josh at tcbug.org
Wed Sep 21 20:03:53 UTC 2005
4.5 Using the Ports Collection
The following sections provide basic instructions on using the Ports
Collection to install or remove programs from your system.
I haven't been able to find any documentation in the handbook that
tells how to use the various knobs in a port's Makefile. I suspect
that there is a fairly large subset of FreeBSD users that don't know
you can do cd /usr/ports/irc/epic5 && make WITH_SOCKS=yes install
Another question would be if this would go beyond the 'basic
instructions' statement at the top of the page.
If is determined to be a 'worthy-cost' I can do up a proposal
explaining how to determine and use make arguements to a port.
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