Optional Patches

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at FreeBSD.org
Sun May 22 13:16:39 UTC 2011

On Wed, 18 May 2011 19:01:31 -0400
Matthew Pounsett <matt at conundrum.com> wrote:

> Based on the responses here it sounds like I've been doing nothing
> wrong so I played around a bit more.  I guess in my testing there
> must've been some combination of things I didn't get right... I did a
> bunch more testing and eventually I made it work doing exactly what
> I've been doing, except for the location of the ifdef.
> It turns out that in order to make this work, the .if define must
> appear below where bsd.port.pre.mk is included.  If it occurs above
> that, I guess the definition of .if doesn't exist yet and so the
> block doesn't get run at all.

Yes, or you need to use bsd.options.mk.

> I don't recall seeing this restriction mentioned in the porters'
> handbook, but perhaps I missed it.

It is documented in PH " Syntax"

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