setting X11BASE

perryh at perryh at
Sat Feb 23 18:13:17 UTC 2008

> >>> * What is the value of LOCALBASE?  I'm not finding any
> >>>   definition, or other reference, in /etc/make.conf.
> >>
> >> Just set it to ${LOCALBASE} verbatim. Not what you think is the
> >> value of the variable LOCALBASE but the word ${LOCALBASE}.
> > 
> > Academic interest :)
> > 
> > I'm finding it especially "interesting" that /etc/make.conf,
> > which to judge from its location is part of the base, depends
> > on a setting from something in the /usr/ports tree.
> Well, actually it doesn't. What gives you this impression?

Paul Schmehl reported where LOCALBASE is set: in /usr/ports/Mk/

Now I'm being told to add this:


to /etc/make.conf, so that /etc/make.conf needs LOCALBASE to be set
in order to set X11BASE correctly.  Is that not a dependency?

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