bad dependance on -> linux_base while upgrade

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Thu Sep 8 09:51:58 PDT 2005

On Thu, 8 Sep 2005 11:04:03 +0200
Marcin Jessa <lists at> wrote:

F'up to emulation please...

> Hi Vladimir, guys.
> I've had the same problem. 
> The only way I could use newer linux base than 7.3 was using OVERRIDE_LINUX_BASE_PORT=8 in make.conf
> I tried using suse port as well with the same result/problems as you're facing.

There's no autodetection of the used linux_base version. We have a
default linux_base and everything is supposed to work with only this
version. Everything else is pure luck (or good "upward-compatibility"
of the linux ports, but this isn't required).

If you want to use another linux_base, you have to use

Now that we talked about the current policy, the strange part above is,
that you have to specify v8 in the override. This is *very* strange.
Please make sure you have the latest /usr/ports/Mk/

> On Thu, 08 Sep 2005 12:50:30 +0400
> Vladimir Grebenschikov <vova at> wrote:
> > Hi all
> > 
> > After upgrade almost any linux* port I have same problem - dependence is
> > broken.
> > 
> > I have WITH_LINUX=rh-9 in my make.conf and all linux-* port built with
> > this define, but they all install dependence to not existed
> > linux_base-8-8.0_6.

WITH_LINUX is wrong. It was usable for a moment in time, but is wasn't
done properly (since it changed the meaning of the former usage of it).
For this reason I introduced OVERRIDE_LINUX_BASE_PORT. It's used like
you do it with WITH_LINUX.


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