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

Adam Weinberger adamw at adamw.org
Mon Feb 27 17:05:05 UTC 2017

> On 27 Feb, 2017, at 10:00, Andrew Hotlab <andrew.hotlab at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> 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:
> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/ports?view=revision&revision=431746

It's a block, but it's overridable.

# Adam

Adam Weinberger
adamw at adamw.org

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