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

Pav Lucistnik pav at FreeBSD.org
Tue Dec 18 06:49:47 PST 2007

On Mon, 17 Dec 2007 17:54:05 -0800, Xin LI wrote

> 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 haven't checked it out yet. What can it do that can't be done in
/etc/make.conf with constructs like

.if ${.CURDIR} == "/usr/ports/editors/vim"


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

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