building a port with very long list of build options

Carl k0802647 at
Sun Apr 24 08:28:50 UTC 2011

On 2011-04-22 4:13 AM, Manolis Kiagias wrote:
> 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"

ports-mgmt/portconf certainly does look to be a very appealing solution 
in general, but am I wrong in thinking that it provides me with no way 
to address my original problem? How do I use it when I've got an 
exceptionally long list of options for a particular port?

As for manually customizing /var/db/ports/<portname>/options, the port 
builds in question are done in a clean chroot using a batch process, so 
"make config" doesn't happen and /var/db/ports/<portname>/options never 

Carl                                             / K0802647

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