ports modifying system setups

Edwin Groothuis edwin at mavetju.org
Sun Nov 18 19:13:47 PST 2007

On Sun, Nov 18, 2007 at 08:17:36PM -0500, Chuck Robey wrote:
> activate the port, and if so, the port would add a line of the form 
> 'portname_enable="YES"', and this would make your new port operate. 
> Well, it seems from what I see of my new system, that this is no longer 
> the case.  I could understand (and approve of) ports not being allowed 
> to modify any /etc/contents, but howcome ports can't use this rather 
> obvious workaround?

I don't recall this behaviour at all, I think you're confused with
the messages which ports print at the end of the install-phase which
say "Add 'foo_enable="YES"'" to your /etc/rc.conf to enable this

Edwin Groothuis      |            Personal website: http://www.mavetju.org
edwin at mavetju.org    |              Weblog: http://www.mavetju.org/weblog/

More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list