ports.conf: Is there a reason behind not being default?

Dominic Fandrey LoN_Kamikaze at gmx.de
Mon Dec 17 23:00:36 PST 2007

Xin LI wrote:
> Hi,
> I think that ports-mgmt/portconf (a.k.a. /usr/local/etc/ports.conf) is a
> very handy feature that makes it much easier to store port options
> across upgrade.  Is there a reason behind not making it into
> bsd.ports.mk?  IMHO it's a big deal to take the script into
> ports/Tools/scripts, and move the configuration to somewhere like
> /etc/ports.conf...
> Cheers,

It's like with portmanager, just not everyone's tool of choice. Seeing that I
have my own system for this stuff in the ports tree, I wouldn't use it if it
were part of the base system.

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