portupgrade ideas page

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Tue Jun 6 19:37:35 PDT 2006

On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 10:19:27AM +0800, Jiawei Ye wrote:
> On 6/7/06, Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org> wrote:
> >If you use fetchindex, this is expected.  If you build the index
> >yourself, but have your customizations in pkgtools.conf, it is also
> >expected.  This is why you should use make.conf for your
> >customizations.
> >
> >Kris
> Hi Kris,
> I *know* that there are limitations in the base tools or what to
> expect. sysutil/portmanager can do this well enough (correct
> dependancy), that's why I *wish* portupgrade could do this too. It's a
> wishlist right?

Yeah..but the point is there's already a (correct) way to do it.

> If all customizations are to be done in make.conf, what is the point
> of MAKE_ARGS in pkgtools.conf?

Flexibility, it's not supposed to be the primary means of customizing
your ports, that's make.conf's job.

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