Suggested improvements for ports

Gerard gerard at
Sat Jan 12 07:23:24 PST 2008

On Sat, 12 Jan 2008 15:38:30 +0100
Dominic Fandrey <LoN_Kamikaze at> wrote:

> Paul Schmehl wrote:
> > 1) You can't build a dependent port and first set the config for the
> > options that you want.  So, when you select sasl in postfix, you
> > never get the chance to check the saslauthd option, for example.
> As the ports man page states:
> # make config-recursive
> does what you want. It's surprising how often people claim this
> feature is missing, even though it has been there ever since I
> started using FreeBSD.

I don't see how that would help since the 'saslauthd' port is not part
of the 'postfix' port. In fact, 'postfix' does not require either SASL
or the saslauthd port in order to work. It might be nice if there were
an option to install saslauthd, and thereby force the installation of
SASL, in the postfix port however.


gerard at

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