force portupgrade to build port even with -P ?

Palle Girgensohn girgen at
Wed Oct 8 06:23:16 PDT 2003


Well, what I really want is to use pre-built packages for most ports (my 
CPUs are a bit tired), but for a few I need extra arguments, so I want to 
force portupgrade to always use the port, never use a pre-built package, 
for these ports.


--On onsdag, oktober 08, 2003 15.19.43 +0200 Ernst de Haan 
<ernst.dehaan at> wrote:

> Palle,
> What about adding these properties you want to set to /etc/make.conf?
> For example, you could add:
> A4=yes
> Ernst
> On woensdag 8 oktober 2003 14:52, Palle Girgensohn wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I use portupgrade an I love it. Thanks a lot!
>> A question: I usually do portupgrade -PR to upgrade stuff, and the
>> packages are fetched from bento or som ftp server. But, for some
>> packages, I have to use the port, because I have extra options set in
>> MAKE_ARGS, like 'print/*' => 'A4=yes -DA4 PAPERSIZE=a4' for example. If I
>> update som port with -PR, and this port depends on ghostscript, for
>> example, ghostscript will be installed from a package, naturally built
>> without these MAKE_ARGS. My dream would be a setting in pkgtools.conf
>> where I set something like
>> `ALWAYS_USE_PORT' for certain ports that shall never use a package built
>> off-site. Can this be done?
>> Thanks,
>> Palle
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