port configuration data [was re: firefox & png]
dacoder at dcoder.net
Thu Aug 23 16:41:42 UTC 2012
+++ david coder [23/08/12 12:26 -0400]:
> +++ Jamie Paul Griffin [23/08/12 07:54 +0100]:
>> [ Polytropon wrote on Thu 23.Aug'12 at 2:00:15 +0200 ]
>>> On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:43:55 -0400, david coder wrote:
>>> > thx, i hadn't seen the reply to my earlier message.
>>> > > unfortunately, though i've got the png port installed w/ > >
>>> OPTIONS= APNG "Animated PNG support" On
>>> That should be the default. Anyway, you can always check which
>>> options had been in use when building and installing a port:
>>> % cat /var/db/ports/png/options
>>> # This file is auto-generated by 'make config'.
>>> # No user-servicable parts inside!
>>> # Options for png-1.4.8
>>> In this example you can see that it has been properly installed.
>>> > the install of freebsd fails w/ the error message given below.
>>> Sadly the Firefox build error message is not included.
>>> > is there something else required in the png makefile or elsewhere that i'm
>>> > missing?
>>> I'm sure this entry of /usr/ports/UPDATING applies:
>>> AFFECTS: users of graphics/png
>>> AUTHOR: dinoex at FreeBSD.org
>>> The PNG library has been updated to version 1.5.10. Please rebuild all
>>> ports that depend on it.
>> I built Firefox 14 a couple of days ago and png installed is now version 1.5.12. So an updated ports tree should incorporate that change now shouldn't it.
> true, but from what i have been able to sniff out on my own, ports
> configuration data are stored in /usr/local/include, not anywhere in the ports
> tree, so that if png has been installed already & you do a "make showconfig"
> in /usr/ports/graphics/png, the data are read from files in /usr/local/include,
> & if you run "make config" in /usr/ports/graphics/png, the files affected by
> any change are in /usr/local/include, not anywhere in the ports tree.
> this has been a learning experience for me & prolly will continue to be as
> others here correct me.
> david coder
it's happened already: in another post here, polytropon gives a more central
role to /var/db/ports/png/options. if i understand him correctly, "make
showconfig" executed in /usr/ports/graphics/png reads from that file.
changes made through "make config" change both that file & files in
/usr/local/include & subdirectories thereof.
please correct me if i'm wrong.
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