Setting Debug flag in /etc/make.conf

Jerry freebsd.user at
Sun Aug 1 11:28:29 UTC 2010

I have been having problems with several different programs lately.
Would there be any serious drawback to simply setting: "WITH_DEBUG= "
in the /etc/make.conf file to force everything I build/rebuild to be
built with debug symbols? I am assuming that I can simply place that
flag in the make.conf file. Do I have to also give it a value; i.e "=1"
or "=yes" also?

Jerry ✌
FreeBSD.user at

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