Document for OPTIONS syntax in /etc/make.conf, where to find?
mueller6722 at twc.com
Thu May 25 07:47:25 UTC 2017
> > On 24 May, 2017, at 21:52, Thomas Mueller <mueller6722 at twc.com> wrote:
> > Where do I find documentation so I get the correct syntax for setting ports options in /etc/make.conf ?
> > I tried "man ports", "man make", "man make.conf", and the online Porters' Handbook but have been unable to find the needle in the haystack.
> > NetBSD pkgsrc and Gentoo (Linux) portage document this much better.
> You'll find some info in the instructions at the top of /usr/ports/Mk/bsd.options.mk; there's not a lot of info because it's not generally the preferred place to specify options.
> To turn something off by default on all ports (which can always be overridden by make config),
> To turn something off which overrides make config,
> You can set options for individual ports in make.conf too, though it's almost always a better idea to run 'make config' or 'poudriere options':
> /usr/ports/editors/vim$ make -V OPTIONS_NAME
> editors_vim_UNSET= NLS
> Adam Weinberger
While the newer dialog4ports is a big improvement over the previous dialog, it is still difficult to go back in case of finger error.
Previous dialog tended to make a mess of the screen, especially when I teed to a log file.
Now I have a better idea what to do to set options.
I still have in /etc/make.conf from some time ago,
I guess that would need to be revised to
if I stay with the same options.
The new synth has no mechanism for configuring options; I guess that would have to be done by
make config-recursive ,
possibly several times until there is nothing more left to configure, as I did when using portupgrade and later portmaster.
Thanks for the tips!
Other options-configuring systems don't have the dialog: I am thinking of NetBSD pkgsrc and Gentoo portage (not all-inclusive).
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