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

Andrew Hotlab andrew.hotlab at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 27 17:01:56 UTC 2017

> From: Ernie Luzar <luzar722 at gmail.com>
> Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 5:43 PM
> To: Adam Weinberger
> Cc: Andrew Hotlab; freebsd-ports at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: [SOLVED] How to create a port only for specific FreeBSD releases
>>>> 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
> Thats not true. I have port version just for 9.x and even today I still 
> see the source file the port fetches still being downloaded.
> It has
> IGNORE_FreeBSD_10= and IGNORE_FreeBSD_11= in it's Makefile.
> Best you have IGNORE_FreeBSD_9=  in your Makefile to be sure you get 
> what you want.

Actually, it seems that Matthew and Adam are right, but I'm not able to understand if
it's a warn or a block action:

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