troubles rebuilding extensions.ini

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Jan 22 08:49:27 UTC 2011

On Sat, 22 Jan 2011 00:18:28 -0800, Gary Kline <kline at> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 06:43:23AM +0100, Polytropon wrote:
> > Just see "man ports" for a list of all targets.
> 	Ye Gods.  The ports manpage is almost unreadable.  Not to
> 	mention full of non-ASCII bytes. 

Those should be the representation of text attributes,
rendered according to the terminals's capabilities
(e. g. reverse, bold, underline). They should not be
displayed as-is.

What $PAGER are you using? It should be more or less
"more" or "less". :-)

Try "man -Pless ports" and display should be fine.

To get a readable PDF output of the manpage, use

	% zcat `man -w ports` | groff -Tps -dpaper=a4 -P-pa4 -mandoc | ps2pdf - ports.pdf
	% xpdf ports.pdf

Select different format than A4 if needed, and PDF viewer
respectively. Even

	% zcat `man -w ports` | groff -Tps -dpaper=a4 -P-pa4 -mandoc | gv -

does work, omitting the PDF and "presistent result file" steps.

In my opinion, "man ports" gives a good overview about
all the targets common to ports, as well as the environmental
variables that control the work of "make" in relation to
the ports collection.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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