Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Tue May 15 00:25:54 UTC 2012

On May 14, 2012, at 4:13 PM, Bryan Drewery wrote:
> I was trying to append to these in my /etc/make.conf and found that a
> large (thousands) number of ports are using = instead of +=, thus
> destroying any user-supplied depends.

Yes.  I think this may even be intentional on the part of the various
port maintainers, but the notion of user-supplied additional dependencies
is interesting.  :-)

> The use case for wanting to do this is to force devel/ccache to be a
> build dependency on all ports, for package building. Or to force in a
> particular library along with LDFLAGS into particular ports. This is
> achievable by modifying, but is not ideal.

Why do you need ccache added to the build dependencies to use it?
Can't you just change CC/C++?

> This goes along with updating all CLFAGS/LDFLAGS to use += instead of =.

For most cases, sure, I would agree that CFLAGS/LDFLAGS should use +=.


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