port old configure style. How to do changes permanent?

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 15:03:40 UTC 2008

On 3/16/08, Peter Volkov <pva at gentoo.org> wrote:
> Hello.
>  I'm sorry if my question is too simple, but I've tried to google without
>  any result.
>  I need to install multimedia/ffmpeg with some custom configuration on
>  FreeBSD 7.0. Some other ports are configure through `make config` but
>  this one seems to have older configuration technology. I've read
>  Makefile and seems that it's possible to build it with WITH_AMR_NB and
>  other options. So seems if I run
>  # make WITH_AMR_NB=y
>  I'll build ffmpeg with AMR support. But how to make this change
>  permanent so next time I build updated version ffmpeg it'll builds with
>  AMR support without requiring me to remember all WITH* options I've
>  passed to make? Is it possible at all?
>  Thank you for you help in advance,

There are several way to accomplish this:

1. add it to /etc/make.conf
2. install sysutils/portsconf and the variable to PREFIX/etc/ports.conf
3. if you use a ports management tool, check its documentation to see
if it has a ports configuration file.


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