build ports without X -- make.conf

Dan Mahoney, System Admin danm at
Mon Nov 7 18:19:01 GMT 2005

On Mon, 7 Nov 2005, Paul Waring wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at 01:16:27PM -0500, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
>> In BSD 4.x, there was a section in the make.conf manpage that said you
>> could define WITHOUT_X11 and ports would build without it (for things like
>> ghostscript, cvsup, etc, which have distinctly different ports)
>> For some reason this is gone in 5.x -- what's the appropriate way to do
>> this now (since WITHOUT_X11 still worked on a couple ports I've tried.)
> Who told you it had gone? I've been using WITHOUT_X11=yes ever since I
> started using FreeBSD as a server operating system, and it's always had
> the intended result, even up until now as I'm ready to go from 5.4->6.0.

man make.conf has lost the entry for the option.  I have to imagine it was 
removed for a reason.




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