CURRENT breaks loading of

Kevin Oberman rkoberman at
Sun Jan 18 05:48:23 UTC 2015

Any hope to get a bit of text on this into the Handbook? Maybe with the
example in Doug B.'s e-mail announcing it. (It's in the ports archive and
DuckDuckGo can find it easily.) The example in build(7) is for a single
module while Doug's message show that they should be space delimited.
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer, Retired
E-mail: rkoberman at

On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 9:28 PM, David Wolfskill <david at>

> On Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 09:22:06PM -0800, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> > ...
> > Can anyone tell me where  PORTS_MODULES is documented? I don't find it in
> > the Handbook. It's not in src.conf(5). I've known of it since Doug B. (I
> > thing) wrote it. This is a very beneficial tool. It really needs to be
> well
> > documented.
> > ...
> build(7) has it.
> (I confess that I didn't recall this, nor it it just "magically occur"
> to me.  Rather, brute force works again:
> grep -Zwr PORTS_MODULES /usr/share/man/man*
> Ugly, perhaps, but effective. :-})
> Peace,
> david
> --
> David H. Wolfskill                              david at
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