optionsng not saving options on some ports

Jeremy Messenger mezz.freebsd at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 18:17:13 UTC 2013

On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Kevin Oberman <rkoberman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Once again I hit a case where a port being upgraded by portmaster asked for
> options configuration (dialog4ports) nd fails to either save it correctly
> or to find the saved options.
> I ran portmaster to upgrade ruby18-bdb43. I was asked to select options
> three times, once for 'make fetch', one for 'make', and once for 'make
> install'.  Unfortunately, it seems that the options I selected were simply
> ignored as I de-selected both DOC and EXAMPLE, but both were built and
> installed.
> The same thing happened  while ago with another port (libxml2?). I assume
> it is something about the way the Makefile is written that is wrong, but it
> certainly is annoying and, if it was a port where I REALLY need a certain
> option, I'd have a more serious problem.

It's known issue. See here:

The PR doesn't display my message very well in HTML, so you will have
to click on the 'Raw PR' link in the bottom to read my message better.

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> R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
> E-mail: rkoberman at gmail.com

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