configuring ports via Makefile.local

Radim Kolar hsn at
Fri Jul 30 10:05:30 PDT 2004

Supporting Makefile.local is a good idea. It allows per-port configuration
without using external tools like portupgrade and without making some obscure
constructs in make.conf. It is easy to understand and port subsystem already
handles it for last 5 years and there is a policy about not committing makefile.local into ports tree. There is no reason for throwing makefile.local away.

Porter handbook section about port options must be changed in any case.
OPTIONS= are also not documented there. In any case (makefile.local and
options) must be included before making tests against customized
options set by user.  I am willing to write this porter handbook update.

> To make it `supported' it has the be documented somewhere, which is something
> I won't like to see.
Do you want to see OPTIONS= as only method supported? Converting all ports into
OPTIONS= is also solution of this problem. I do not know about this conversion time line. Makefile.local and OPTIONS can both co-exist.

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