Passing an argument to a port

Will Andrews will at
Mon Nov 17 00:04:02 PST 2003

On Sun, Nov 16, 2003 at 11:40:39PM -0800, Mark Edwards wrote:
> Can someone clue me in on how to pass a variable to a port during make?
> I am trying to customize the behavior of mail/imap-uw and mail/cclient. 
>  They ordinarily use unix mailbox format when creating new mailboxes, 
> and I want them to create mbx format mailboxes.  This is achieved by 
> setting CREATEPROTO=mbxproto during compilation.  For example:
> make osx CREATEPROTO=mbxproto
> achieves this on my OSX machine.  However, I'm not sure how to pass 
> this setting to the FreeBSD port.  If I do:
> cd /usr/ports/mail/imap-uw
> make install CREATEPROTO=mbxproto
> it doesn't happen.  Is there some way to pass a given argument to the 
> make process from the make command in the port?

make MAKE_ENV="CREATEPROTO=mbxproto" install

There is also CONFIGURE_ENV.  There are others but they are less
frequently useful.

Note that if you pass a variable to "make" at the port level, it
affects how the _port_ behaves, not necessarily how the source it
encompasses is built.


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