Default make.conf in FreeBSD 5.x?

Andrew McLaren amcllists at
Mon Jun 14 01:01:19 PDT 2004

No, I read the man page :-)  I may be stupid, but I am not lazy :-))  The man page also helpfully says "This man page may occasionally be out of date" so, while it's a useful document, it is not necessarily the final arbiter of correctness.

What confused me was that /etc/default/make.conf had disappeared.

Other replies have made it clear that the user is free to copy /usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf to /etc/make.conf, and edit as desired.

What I am still unclear about is why the /etc/default/make.conf file has disappeared in 5.x. But that is a less important question.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Antoine Jacoutot
Sent: Monday, 14 June 2004 17:04
To: freebsd-questions at
Subject: Re: Default make.conf in FreeBSD 5.x?

On Monday 14 June 2004 02:41, Andrew McLaren wrote:
> Apologies in advance for what might be a dumb question - but I have 
> searched Readmes, UPDATE, Handbook, FAQ, Google, without finding the 
> answer

Looks like you did not look at the man page.

from make.conf(5):

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