[SOLVED] How to create a port only for specific FreeBSD releases

Adam Weinberger adamw at adamw.org
Mon Feb 27 16:30:13 UTC 2017

> On 27 Feb, 2017, at 9:07, Andrew Hotlab <andrew.hotlab at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> From: Andrew Hotlab <andrew.hotlab at hotmail.com>
>> Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 3:37 PM
>> To: freebsd-ports at freebsd.org
>> Subject: How to create a port only for specific FreeBSD releases
>> Hi to all, I'm trying to make a port which installs only a couple of simple scripts
>> (thus NO_BUILD, NO_ARCH, and void MASTER_SITES and DISTFILES...).
>> Since these scripts are designed to run on FreeBSD 10.0 and newer, I'd like to
>> know if there is a way to prevent the port from installing on older FreeBSD
>> releases. In the Porter's Handbook I found this paragraph, but it seems regarding
>> only ported app's source  code:
>> https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/porters-handbook/porting-versions.html
> Sorry, just found by myself. I included these lines before the do-install section:
> .include <bsd.port.pre.mk>
> .if ${OSVERSION} < 1000100
> IGNORE=         runs only on FreeBSD 10.0 and newer
> .endif

It's really not needed at all. Nothing below 10.3 is supported, and the ports system will complain already. Please don't include that block in your port.

# Adam

Adam Weinberger
adamw at adamw.org

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