mtools vs X11 (Re: FreeBSD Port: syslinux-3.72)

Wesley Shields wxs at
Sat Mar 21 06:00:14 PDT 2009

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 05:35:15PM -0700, Cynthia Flynn wrote:
> Steven Kreuzer wrote:
> > On Mar 20, 2009, at 5:24 PM, Cynthia Flynn wrote:
> >> Can someone confirm for me that a normal port install of mtools brings 
> >> up a configuration menu in which the WITHOUT_X11 option can be set? I 
> >> do not remember seeing any such thing, but it has probably been 6 
> >> months since I last tried it.
> > 
> > when you do a make install for the mtools port, it does not prompt you 
> > if you would like to build the port without X11. This can be enabled by 
> > passing
> > -DWITHOUT_X11 to make, or adding WITHOUT_X11=yes to make.conf to apply 
> > it to all ports that you build on that system
> And I should have to dig into each potential port to investigate whether 
> such options might exist before finding out the hard way that my system 
> is going to be loaded up with things I neither need nor want? Not a very 
> user friendly approach.

There is a "missing" target which will show you what will be installed
if you were to build the port.

-- WXS

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