question about compile options
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Wed Aug 10 09:46:24 GMT 2005
On 8/10/05, Glenn Dawson <glenn at antimatter.net> wrote:
> At 06:05 PM 8/9/2005, David Banning wrote:
> >I am wondering how to know what compile options are available for
> >a given ports package.
> from ports(7) man page:
> Some of the targets work recursively through subdirectories. This lets
> you, for example, install all of the ``biology'' ports. The targets that
> do this are build, checksum, clean, configure, depends, extract, fetch,
> install, and package.
> The following targets will be run automatically by each proceeding target
> in order. That is, build will be run (if necessary) by install, and so
> on all the way to fetch. Usually, you will only use the install target.
> config Configure OPTIONS for this port using dialog(1).
I have wondered about this as well. make config only deals with
interactive options, AFAIK. make configure seems to give a bit more
information, but that seems to depend on the port. For instance,
apache gives lots of information about loading modules.
Is it just a case of hunting down the documentation for a particular
package, or is there a generic way to list available compile options?
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