FreeBSD Ports vs. Gentoo Portage (a matter of concept)

Parv parv at
Tue Feb 7 14:10:39 PST 2006

in message <dsav13$99q$1 at>, wrote martinko thusly...
> Norberto Meijome wrote:
> > Hans Nieser wrote:
> > 
> >>FreeBSD Prospect wrote:
> >>What I am especially fond of in portage is the USE-flags and the
> >>way you can specify then globally and individually for each
> >>package and how you can get a nice, short overview of which
> >>USE-flags a package uses and which of them are enabled with
> >>"emerge -pv port".
> there are global USE-flags in FreeBSD too and you also can
> configure ports individually, but i'd agree that Gentoo way is
> more transparent.

Those USE_* flags are for port creators/maintainers not
users/installers; user use of, well, USE_* flags may get you in a
trouble.  OTOH, WITH_* & WITHOUT_* flags lie in user domain.

  - Parv


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