ports-mgmt/portmaster question

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sun Dec 28 08:43:09 UTC 2008

Mel wrote:
> On Wednesday 24 December 2008 03:35:07 Matthew Seaman wrote:
>> B. Cook wrote:
>>> Is there a way to pass make args (other than -m) for each port?
> ...
>> If you want options that only apply to specific ports, then you can use
>> a construct like this:
>> .if ${.CURDIR:M*/databases/mysql*}
>> WITH_COLLATION=utf8_unicode_ci
>> WITH_NDB=yes
>> WITH_CSV=yes
>> .endif
> Or, so you don't have one blobby make.conf that needs to be read for 
> everything that uses FreeBSD's make, you can make a file called 
> Makefile.local in the port's directory and set these.
> There are only a few special cases in which this won't work, because it is 
> included at "the bottom of the port's Makefile", but then you can resort 
> to /etc/make.conf.

Yep.  That's true.  Unfortunately though if you use freebsd-update to 
update your ports tree it will blow away any additional files like 
that.  csup(1) users will not have that problem.



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