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Wed Dec 17 07:18:50 UTC 2008
On Wednesday 17 December 2008 04:33:51 Paul Schmehl wrote:
> --On December 16, 2008 7:33:31 PM -0600 Steve Bertrand <steve at ibctech.ca>
> > One of the reasons I've had to edit Makefile manually was because a
> > client needed JPEG support.
> > At the time, `make config' didn't provide that option.
> You should *never* need to edit a Makefile in a port. (Well, extremely
More often then you think. I encourage understanding the system and editing to
suit your needs. It's a transparent system, unlike many others out there, so
you might as well make good use of it.
Though a lot of things can be handled by:
1) environment variables (temporary)
2) /etc/make.conf (permanent)
3) Makefile.local (permanent, inclusion is at bsd.port.pre.mk stage which
allows you to override hardcoded settings)
It is needed in some cases to edit the makefile to fix things or remove
dependencies that the maintainer didn't find necessary to remove or even to
Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
and never get to the software part.
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