HEADS UP: OPTIONS improvement
grafan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 18:47:57 UTC 2007
On 4/5/07, Peter Thoenen <eol1 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > > > After pav@'s commit to bsd.port.mk, now you can test
> > WITH/WITHOUT
> > > > > freely with OPTIONS.
> I guess to ask the obvious question, as a low maintenance port
> maintainer (e.g don't follow all the latest and greatest nitty gritty
> details) exactly what does this do for me and why do I care (or want to
> adopt my ports to use this) .. I don't exactly find "now you can test
> WITH/WITHOUT freely with OPTIONS" self-evident.
If you ever use OPTIONS in your port's Makefile, you should know that
due to previous implementation you can only test WITHOUT_* for
OPTIONS that is default on and vice versa.
> As a general comment, I think this is also sorely lacking in most
> "HEADS UP" port annoucements .. e.g. why do we care and what does it do
> for us in layman terms.
I will write more details next time :-)
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