ports structure and improvement suggestions

Pav Lucistnik pav at FreeBSD.org
Thu May 11 10:59:19 UTC 2006

On Thu, 11 May 2006 06:48:23 -0400, Frank Laszlo wrote
> Serge Gagnon wrote:

> > If you're talking about message that the port is saying about KNOB, try 
> > grep ECHO Makefile and if you're talking about message while the port is 
> > installing stuff, try cat pkg-message before installing this port ;-)
> >
> As I said before, a simple method to fix this problem would be to 
> extend the way OPTIONS works, where we create a new target to list 
> possibly options for the port, and require maintainers to keep it up 
> to date. i.e.
> # make options
> ===> Options for foo/bar.
> WITH_BAR     Build port with support for bar
> WITH_FOO    blah
> WITH_A          blah blah...
> This would be fairly simple to implement using the current way 
> OPTIONS are handled, I'll add this to my list of todo items.

We already have this. Tried make showconfig?

Pav Lucistnik <pav at oook.cz>
              <pav at FreeBSD.org>

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