Dealing with options in dependent ports

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Fri Nov 30 15:36:37 UTC 2012

I'm working on a port that has an option for a build_depends on another 
port.  If that option is selected, the dependent port MUST be built with an 
option that is not selected by default.

Is there a way to either force that option to be selected in the dependent 
port?  Or, failing that, is it possible to pop up a message warning the 
installer that they must select that option before building the dependent 
port or, if they've already installed it without the option, they must 
deinstall and reinstall after selecting that option?

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
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