Suggestion regarding config of ports

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at
Sat May 6 22:36:50 UTC 2006

On Sat, 06 May 2006 17:47:10 -0400
Pierre-Luc Drouin <pldrouin at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I think it would be nice if there was a way for port maintainers to 
> specify if a port needs to be reconfigured. For example, today (May 6, 
> 2006) there has been an update of port lang/php4 and there is a new 
> option to choose if the apache module has to be compiled or not. If 
> there was a flag in the port system that allowed to force configuration 
> of the port if the installed version is less than a certain value, users 
> would have seen immediately that they had to check that new "Apache 
> module" option to have that module reinstalled...

Yes, you're right. See last lines of mail/dspam[-devel]/Makefile for a
possible implementation. I'm working on a more complete solution.

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