proper use of bsd.port.options.mk
utisoft at gmail.com
Mon May 16 10:23:39 UTC 2011
On 16 May 2011 05:18, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 15 May 2011, Doug Barton wrote:
>> I'm confused (yeah, I know, nothing new about that). From
>> # usage:
>> # .include "bsd.port.options.mk"
>> # <deal with user options>
>> # .include "bsd.port.pre.mk"
>> # <other work, including adjusting dependencies>
>> # .include "bsd.port.post.mk"
>> However the ports I've looked at so far all do:
>> OPTIONS= blah
>> .include <bsd.port.options.mk>
>> .include <bsd.port.mk>
>> I assume that this method works, since it seems like so many ports use it.
>> Should the notes in options.mk be updated?
> Yes, it should be updated. See examples "5.8 Simple use of OPTIONS" and
> "5.9 Old style use of OPTIONS" in the Porter's Handbook:
No, because stuff is done in pre.mk which is not done in OPTIONS;
handling dependencies such as USE_BZIP2 or USE_JAVA for example.
After options processing, pre.mk is only needed if you need to do the
above, which is why it's missed out on most ports.
The Handbook part refers to 'SIMPLE' use of OPTIONS, so perhaps should
have a 'complex' use of options as well...
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