Suggestion: A new variable for a few Makefiles: IS_BINARY
gary.jennejohn at freenet.de
Thu Jan 21 16:01:49 UTC 2010
On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 07:34:02 -0800
Doug Barton <dougb at FreeBSD.org> 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.
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