roberthuff at rcn.com
Wed Aug 15 04:56:33 PDT 2007
Nikola Lecic wrote:
>> So the /etc/make.conf option is better.
> It is definitively the most universal and IMHO it should appear
> in the Handbook.
I try to avoid setting things in make.conf that do not need to
be set there. Why? Because - as far as I know - they will apply to
_everything_ that uses the standard "make" infrastructure.
That includes today's port, where WITH_MUMBLEFROTZ is
It also includes the equally critical port you're trying to
install in nine months, long after you forgot you put
WITH_MUMBLEFROTZ in make.conf, and whose resultant misbehavior will
be difficult to diagnose. (Misspell something, and you might even
affect compiling the OS. No thanks.)
I use portupgrade and pkgtools.conf. Perhaps not the fastest,
but generally reliable and has few unintended consequences.
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