Suggestion: A new variable for a few Makefiles: IS_BINARY

Gary Jennejohn gary.jennejohn at
Thu Jan 21 16:01:49 UTC 2010

On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 07:34:02 -0800
Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:

> On 1/20/2010 6:47 PM, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> > Some may not don't mind
> > installing binaries from elsewhere, but FreeSBD could protect more,
> What is it that you're trying to protect people from? In other words, 
> what bad thing do you think is going to happen if someone installs a 
> binary, and why do you think that we would allow something dangerous 
> into the ports collection in the first place?

I know Julian very well and he's, umm, very cautious.

I assume he wants a knob he can turn on to avoid installing binaries while
doing unattended installations, i.e. with BATCH set to yes.

Gary Jennejohn

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