Installing ports with OPTIONS

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Fri Sep 10 07:09:09 PDT 2004

On Fri, Sep 10, 2004 at 10:02:37AM -0400, Steve Bertrand wrote:

> I am attempting to install /usr/ports/security/snort, but I want MySQL
> support.
> I've uncommented OPTIONS and the line that states MYSQL=on in the
> Makefile, however, when I run:
> # script
> # make

Don't do that: the OPTIONS stuff is commented out for a reason.  Not
entirely sure what reason, but if it worked, it wouldn't be commented
out now, would it?

> the resulting script shows no indication that MySQL was included. How
> can I verify that support for MySQL was included?
> If I run:
> # make -DWITH_MYSQL
> will I be certain that it is included, even if the output from make
> shows no indication of MySQL?


    # make -DWITH_MYSQL

is the correct thing to do.  However, you should make sure that you
aren't stumbling over the remains of previous compilation sessions.
First run:

    # make clean

then run

    # make -DWITH_MYSQL

and you should certainly see mysql mentioned during the configuration
and compilation steps.



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