ports vs source

Vulpes Velox v.velox at vvelox.net
Mon Sep 6 01:02:22 PDT 2004

On Mon, 06 Sep 2004 09:10:48 +0300
Cristi Tauber <cristi.tauber at sbhost.ro> wrote:

>            Ok. thanks ... i got that ... but one problem remains .
>            On
> linux the command ./configure --help gives me the options to
> configure the source for compile (eg suport for mysql/oracle/etc;
> other switches not related to optimization, ... etc) How can i do
> this with ports ... i mean ... make -DWITH="/path/to/mysql/" (just
> an example) to compile the source with mysql support ... is there a
> way to find the options for a port ?!? 

Look at the make file. Some will bring up a ncurses menu for
selection, others will display various options to set, and then some
you can look at the make file to see what options it has. I would
suggest looking at multimedia/mplayer as a good example of all three.

 BTW becuase this is a actual ports system you don't have to deal with
things getting damaged by manually installing stuff like that.
Installing that was is generally best advoided since it cuases
problems later on.

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