port xyz: the grey screen with all the checkboxes is wrong and won't come back

Steve Franks stevefranks at ieee.org
Sun Oct 28 10:41:24 PDT 2007

so where, phyisically, on the disk, does the data from make config go
then?  I looked in <port>/. after make clean, and it's as clean as
fresh snow...


On 10/28/07, Erik Trulsson <ertr1013 at student.uu.se> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 10:13:24AM -0700, Steve Franks wrote:
> > Obviously, 'make clean' doesn't reset the configure screen.  Don't know why.
> Because it is not designed to do that.
> >
> > I recall there was a faster way to fix this than 'portsnap extract'
> > but I'll be damned if I can remember, and the ports section of the
> > handbook doesn't even mention configure dialogs...
> 'make rmconfig' should remove a previously set configuration.
> 'make config' should display the configscreen again if it had already been
> set before.
> These are described in the ports(7) manpage (which contains lots of useful
> information regarding the ports system - not least the BUGS section. :-))
> >
> > I'd love to add a snippet to the handbook to cover this, but the last
> > time I made an offer like that on doc at freebsd, it appears to have gone
> > into dev/null...
> >
> --
> <Insert your favourite quote here.>
> Erik Trulsson
> ertr1013 at student.uu.se

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