[CLARIFICATION] portupgrade -a

Daniel S. Haischt me at daniel.stefan.haischt.name
Sat Jan 15 06:52:08 PST 2005

The downside of the whole thing is, that I did
not make notes about all the WITH_FOO_BAR knobs
that I did used while installing a port.

So adding options to /etc/make.conf or
/usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf at the time is a
bit late.

There are some ports, like Samba, which will
remember the options that you did specify after
executing 'make config'. I would appreciate
if any port would have such a facility.

Mark Magiera schrieb:
> On Sat, 15 Jan 2005 15:07:36 +0100
> "Daniel S. Haischt" <me at daniel.stefan.haischt.name> wrote:
>>recently I did update my package tree using the
>>portupgrade command. I was allways in doubt whether
>>my ports will be build with the same WITH_FOO=yes
>>options during an update, as I did built them
>>manually before.
>>After a successfull update of the Gimp, I did
>>notice that the Gimp wasn't built with the ...
>>... option. How can I ensure that each of the
>>WITH_XYZ knobs that I did specify during a manual
>>installation of a port, will be recognized during
>>an update as well?
> Have a look at the MAKE_ARGS section of /usr/local/etc/pkgtools.conf
> For instance:
> :  MAKE_ARGS = {
> :    'graphics/gimp' => 'WITH_PYTHON=1',
> :  }
> Downside to this is it only works with portupgrade so if you ever have
> to upgrade a port without portupgrade (it happens), then you might just
> forget to specify the make args manually. Not a good thing to realise
> half way through a upgrade of kde :(
>>Should I, for example, specify those knobs in
> You could do I guess.
> The (possible) downside to this approach is that since a lot of ports
> share the same make args. All ports that have optional python support,
> not just gimp, would be built with the python bits which may be
> undesired. Python's just an example of course, some ports do have unique
> make args but a lot of them are generally shared by a bunch of ports.
> For instance I usally have WITHOUT_X11=yes in my make.conf on servers to
> stop anything X related being built.
>>freundlichen Gruessen / With kind regards
>>Daniel S. Haischt
> -- Mark Magiera
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Mit freundlichen Gruessen / With kind regards
Daniel S. Haischt

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