docs/114731: [patch] no mention of PORT_DBDIR in ports(7)

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Wed Aug 22 16:00:22 UTC 2007

The following reply was made to PR docs/114731; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at>
To: Gabor Kovesdan <gabor at>
Cc: bug-followup at
Subject: Re: docs/114731: [patch] no mention of PORT_DBDIR in ports(7)
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 16:58:31 +0100

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 Gabor Kovesdan wrote:
 > And what about PKG_DBDIR? And LOCALBASE, LINUXBASE? All of those can be
 > changed and there are a lot of other variables for fine-tuning. The
 > question is that should we collect and document all of those or draw a
 > line somewhere? If so, where?
 Well, yes.  Ideally all of the variables that a user can set to
 affect the behaviour of the common shared Makefiles in /usr/ports/Mk
 will be documented somewhere.  Of the ones you mention, PKG_DBDIR is
 described in pkg_info(1).  LOCALBASE and LINUXBASE are covered in
 The Porter's Handbook.  However, I couldn't find anywhere where
 PORT_DBDIR was described other than the contents of /usr/ports/Mk,
 and it seems to me the natural place to document it is in ports(7).
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