changing port options in Freebsd

Manolis Kiagias sonicy at
Sat Sep 26 13:29:35 UTC 2009

Aflatoon Aflatooni wrote:
> What is the best way to change an option on an installed port? should I deinstall and then reinstall with the updated options on the port?


> Also what was the command to change the options through make?

make config. If you also wish to configure every dependency, use make
config-recursive. This is useful when you wish to run a port build
without attending every few minutes to press OK at the option dialogs
that pop up.
There are a lot more useful options in the manpages. Try man ports.

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