listing the WITH_* variables for each package
barner at in.tum.de
Sun Nov 16 12:22:40 PST 2003
> One thing I always find annoying is the necessity to dig through the
> Makefiles to look at all the WITH_* variables that are available when
> compiling a port. I think there are a couple easy options to do
> something better here.
> 1. Have a suggestion in the porter's handbook to list them in pkg-descr.
> Along with each WITH variable would be a one line description. This
> would be very helpful and not much extra work.
> 2. Create another (optional) file such as pkg-options in each port. It
> would simply be a listing of the available WITH options and a one line
> description. Experimental or developer-only options could be left out
> or marked differently. This would also open additional automated build
> possibilities such as doing test builds with all possible subsets of the
> WITH variables (obviously this would be time consuming, but wouldn't
> need to be done very often).
3. A `make options' target similar to `make maintainer'
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