Finding options for ports
Michael C. Shultz
ringworm at inbox.lv
Mon Nov 15 15:54:55 PST 2004
On Monday 15 November 2004 01:29 pm, Frank Laszlo wrote:
> Michael C. Shultz wrote:
> >On Monday 15 November 2004 12:18 pm, Kill the Penguin wrote:
> >>I've ran into this sort of problem from time to time. How do you
> >> find and specify options in those ports that don't present a
> >> banner. For example, the php4 port has many options listed in the
> >> Makefile.ext file, but it's not clear how to turn these on. I
> >> looked through the ports docs again and I don't see anything like
> >> "make showoptions". Can someone give me a clue?
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> >To find "WITH" type options I just do the following:
> >cat Makefile | grep WITH
> >Hope this helps some...
> I believe I brought up the idea of "showoptions" in a previous post.
> Maybe we should bring it back up :)
> We should really have a standard file/section to denote these options
> in an easily readable format. We cant assume
> that normal users are going to open up the Makefile and look around
> aimlessly for them. anyways, just my 2 cents.
I must have missed that post, showoptions would be a nice feature
though I agree.
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