Input on "most correct" way to set IS_INTERACTIVE for Postfix ports

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Wed Feb 8 08:41:04 UTC 2012

On 08/02/2012 00:06, Doug Barton wrote:
>> Couldn't you add an OPTION for updating mailer.conf? Then, if that
>> > OPTION is set, update mailer.conf; and if it isn't set, then leave
>> > mailer.conf alone.

> On my package-building system I do not want to twiddle mailer.conf, but
> on the systems that I install the package on, I do.

I've often felt that having options that could be set at package install
time might be a good idea.  For instance, being able to achieve the same
effect as NOPORTDOCS or NOPORTEXAMPLES without having to build a custom
package.  Or in the case of one of my ports, phpmyadmin, most of the
options are purely to manipulate RUN_DEPENDS and control installation of
php module dependencies that the software can optionally use if present.



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