completly remove (or modify) a port

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Wed Apr 18 18:20:40 UTC 2007

Ray <ray at> writes:

> I have been trying to work with postfix from the ports collection.
> I need to rebuild it to include mysql support. I tried 
> #make deinstall
> but a subsequent
> #make install 
> doesn't give me the options screen.

"make config"

> what is the way to either remove the stored configuration file, or to manually 
> pass the parameters to make.  A look at the Makefile and the other files 
> in /usr/ports/mail/postfix didn't turn up any hints.

The hints are in "man ports" or alternatively in the Handbook section
on installing ports.

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