can i use flags at once?
glarkin at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jun 8 18:14:34 UTC 2010
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Bruce Cran wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Jun 2010 13:59:40 +0000
> Giorgos Tsiapaliokas <terietor at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
Have you looked at /usr/ports/KNOBS? There a large number of
system-level configuration options in there, and you can set them in
/etc/make.conf or on the make command line. For instance, I use the
following /etc/make.conf entries when I'm building ports for headless
servers with minimal extra installed files:
The entries in KNOBS are enabled/disabled with WITH_<KNOB>=yes or
WITHOUT_<KNOB>=yes instead of USE_<KNOB>. USE_* directives are
typically included in port Makefiles to indicate a dependency on a
certain package, e.g.:
USE_MYSQL= yes # This port depends on MySQL client
There's are more details on all of this here:
Hope that helps,
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