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

Florent Thoumie flz at xbsd.org
Tue Dec 18 02:17:52 PST 2007

On Dec 18, 2007 1:54 AM, Xin LI <delphij at delphij.net> 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...

I'd rather have ports.conf being the equivalent of src.conf for ports
and portconf configuration file being renamed. Whether it should be in
base or not is another matter, IMHO it's a handy hack but a hack
nonetheless :-)

Florent Thoumie
flz at FreeBSD.org
FreeBSD Committer

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