Configure to use WITH_DEBUG

[LoN]Kamikaze LoN_Kamikaze at
Mon Nov 5 06:27:05 PST 2007

White Hat wrote:
>> In response to White Hat :
>>> I have a system that I am setting up that will only be used to test programs.
>>> I therefore want all programs built with debug code. To facilitate that task, I
>>> was wondering if I could put a global flag in the '/etc/make.conf' file.
>>> Assuming that would work, which of these is the better solution.
>>> 2) WITH_DEBUG=1
>>> 3) WITH_DEBUG=true
>>> If there is a better solution, I would appreciate hearing about it.
>> #2 and #3 will work.
>> The key is that the variable is set, not what it's set to. As a joke,
>> you can do WITH_DEBUG=no in make.conf, and confuse the hell out of other
>> sysadmins.
>> Note that there may be additional port-specific debugging that would
>> not be turned on by the global WITH_DEBUG, but you'll have to handle
>> that on a port-by-port basis.
>> -- 
>> Bill Moran
> Interesting. Now if I want to turn DEBUG off for a particular port, would I use:
> 1)    WITH_DEBUG
> 2)    WITH_DEBUG=
> 3)    WITH_DEBUG=""

The make manpage is your friend:

.if ${.CURDIR:M/usr/ports/category/port}

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