Find what options a precompiled package uses

David Kelly dkelly at
Fri Aug 1 14:52:13 UTC 2008

On Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 10:33:27AM -0400, David Gurvich wrote:
> I don't want to know what options are set for building a port.
> I want to know what options were used in a previously built port that
> is either available as a tar file or installed on a system, preferably
> checking the tar file for the options.

If you got the precomipled port from official sources then that which is
in /usr/ports *is* how it was optioned, with the possible exception of
the X stuff.

If someone else precompiled the port, then ask them.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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