Modifying a port and keeping the mods across updates

Paul Hoffman phoffman at
Sat Jan 20 22:54:30 UTC 2007

At 12:48 PM -0600 1/20/07, Scot Hetzel wrote:
>Are you trying to add NSS_ENABLE_ECC to the MAKE_ENV?
>Normally you would put it in ports.conf as:
>security/nss:   MAKE_ENV+= NSS_ENABLE_ECC=1

Boy, that wasn't clear in the four lines of info on portconf.

>But this doesn't work. I tried setting CFLAGS+= NSS_ENABLE_ECC=1, and
>that removed the default CFLAGS.  Instead you need to use:
>cd /usr/ports
>echo "security/nss: CFLAGS= "`make -V CFLAGS`" -DNSS_ENABLE_ECC" >>

Yep, that works fine. Thanks! I'll pass this along to the folks in 
the NSS world as well.

If the security/nss port maintainer is on this list, it would be 
really grand to have NSS_ENABLE_ECC as an option in the port itself.

--Paul Hoffman

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