portupgrade & make options

Anthony M. Agelastos iqgrande at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 02:15:49 GMT 2005

Hello all,

After issuing many make options to mplayer when installing, I noticed  
today that it can be updated. If I were to do a portupgrade -arR,  
would it remember the various options? I am sure this is a common  
question, but I could not find a resolute solution after reading the  
handbook and doing some searching online. I found that the primary  
answer is that portupgrade cannot deal with this. What I have found  
is that one can configure the MAKE_ARGS in pkgtools.conf somehow. I  
have also found that there is some other tool (penv) that is used to  
help out with this as well. What way is recommended? I know some  
ports save this configuration information in /var/db/ports/ (I am  
pretty sure that's the directory)... how can one force a port to save  
such information? Or, is mimicking those files one other way of doing  
what it is I wish? Any and all information on this would be greatly  
appreciated. I checked the man page with pkgtools.conf and did not  
see anything helpful. Thank you all for your assistance with this.


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