can i use flags at once?

Bruce Cran bruce at
Tue Jun 8 15:21:04 UTC 2010

On Tue, 8 Jun 2010 13:59:40 +0000
Giorgos Tsiapaliokas <terietor at> wrote:

> hello,
> i am a gentoo user and now i am trying to install a freebsd on my
> machine. ports are great but while my machine is compiling i receive
> messages about the flags.
> in gentoo i was able via the file /etc/portage/package.use to
> determine which flags i wanted to enable and which not.
> is there any way to do this in FreeBSD,since gentoo's portage is
> based on ports.

The only similar mechanism is /etc/make.conf where you can put flags
such as USE_X11=yes or USE_GTK2=yes in order to build ports with X11 or
Gtk2 support.  Unlike Gentoo there's no central repository of valid


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