DIST_SUBDIR not working with MASTER_SITE_OVERRIDE
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jan 26 16:46:39 PST 2008
On Wed, 23 Jan 2008, Rick C. Petty wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2008 at 01:06:03PM +0200, cristi at roedu.net wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> I recently wanted to install some gnome stuff from ports. In order to
>> boost the download speed, I did something like this:
>> make MASTER_SITE_OVERRIDE=ftp://ftp1.ro.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/distfiles/
>> as documented in the Handbook. However, many gnome packages seem to have
>> DIST_SUBDIR in their Makefile, but MASTER_SITE_OVERRIDE doesn't care. This
>> makes installing ports (with many dependencies) from known non-default
>> sources very hard.
> I used to do something similar to this by setting it in /etc/make.conf.
> The only downside is if DIST_SUBDIR is not set you get paths that don't
> look pretty, e.g.:
> Instead, I added something to my /etc/make.conf similar to:
> .if defined(DIST_SUBDIR)
IMO it would be a lot more intuitive if the ports infrastructure did
exactly this for the user.
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