make.conf options based on DESTDIR?

David Wassman DWassman at
Wed May 13 18:27:11 UTC 2009

I have setup several jails that use a master template similar to the advanced jail configuration in the handbook. Currently, I build the master jail with several build options turned off using a separate make.conf file and setting __MAKE_CONF to it.

I was wondering if there is a way to set /etc/make.conf up so that if DESTDIR is set to the master jail location, make would use those options but not use them during a standard build process with DESTDIR not defined or pointed somewhere else.

I have read through the man pages on make and make.conf, and have tried:

.if DESTDIR=/usr/Jail/master

But it does not seem to work correctly. Any ideas if this is possible. Would make it easier to rebuild the jail template since I wouldn't need to remember to set __MAKE_CONF.

Any help would be appreciated.

David Wassman, MCSA MCP Net+ Security+
Senior Network\System Administrator
Davis, Monk & Company
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