portmaster question

James jamesh at lanl.gov
Thu Oct 25 07:50:09 PDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-10-25 at 10:11 -0400, Tsu-Fan Cheng wrote:

> hi,
>    i been using portmaster for a while when upgrading my ports, often
> times when there are some problems in certain ports, e.g. jdk, i will
> use "-x jdk" so i can deal with it later. but when there are two or
> more of them that need special attention, i cant find a way to do it
> right, i tried "-x A -x B", this seems only to register B as
> neglected; "-x A B" void B in neglect. can someone show me the way??
> thanks!!
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>From man portmaster:

     [-m arguments for make] [-x glob pattern to exclude from building]
     -x  avoid building ports as dependencies that match this pattern

Sounds like it's implemented as a regular expression. Try looking up the
regex syntax for the shell it's implemented in (which I think is bourne)
and using a grouping expression.


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