building a port with very long list of build options

Manolis Kiagias sonicy at
Fri Apr 22 11:13:05 UTC 2011

On 04/22/2011 10:33 AM, Manolis Kiagias wrote:
> On 04/22/2011 10:08 AM, Carl wrote:
>>> This form will override the Makefile present in the current directory
>>> and will use the specified make file with name your_own_make_file_name .
>> make -f your_own_make_file_name
>> Yes, I did see that, but I interpreted that to mean my make file
>> *replaces* the original, in which case I would need to populate my
>> make file not only with the list of build options I want but also a
>> copy of everything in the original make file. If I'm correct, that
>> doesn't seem to me to be a good idea from a maintenance perspective. I
>> was hoping for something like the -f option that somehow inserted
>> rather than replaced.
>> Carl                                             / K0802647
> Assuming you have already selected some options during make config, you
> could try adding your own to the file /var/db/ports/<portname>/options
> _______________________________________________

A probably more elegant way is to use the ports-mgmt/portconf port. 
This allows per port settings to be applied, which are honored by make,
portupgrade and the other tools. Just install and use
/usr/local/etc/ports.conf to add your options:

 Here is the sample supplied with the portconf:

print/ghostscript-* print/lpr-wrapper: A4
sysutils/fusefs-kmod*: !KERNCONF | !NOPORTDOCS
www/firefox-i18n: WITHOUT_SWITCHER | FIREFOX_I18N=fr it
x11/fakeport: CONFIGURE_ARGS=--with-modules="aaa bbb ccc"

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