Porting question

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Mon Jan 25 17:24:12 UTC 2010

Larry Rosenman wrote:
> I've asked portmgr before, but still haven't found a decent way to do what I
> want, so let me post this publicly.
> I want to make the sysutils/lsof port fail early with a decent message if
> the kernel sources aren't loaded on the system.
> The most common question/problem report I get is when the lsof configure
> script fails due to a lack of the system sources. 
> Ideas on how to do this cleanly in the port Makefile?

Can't you do something like this?

	@if [ ! -f /usr/src/sys/conf/newvers.sh ] ; then         \
	    ${ECHO_MSG} "==> Error: Can't find kernel sources" ; \
	    ${FALSE} ;                                           \

(completely untested...)



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