optionsng ignores /var/db/ports/<portname>/options

Matthew Seaman matthew at FreeBSD.org
Sun Jun 3 18:18:39 UTC 2012

On 03/06/2012 17:05, Roland Smith wrote:
> I've used 'make config' to set the PYCAIO option to on;
> slackbox# cat /var/db/ports/py27-py-stl/options
> # This file is auto-generated by 'make config'.
> # Options for py27-py-stl-3.1
> _OPTIONS_READ=py27-py-stl-3.1
> But the port seems to ignore it:
> slackbox# make showconfig
> ===> The following configuration options are available for py27-py-stl-3.1:
>      PYCAIRO=off: Use (py)Cairo to enable stl2pdf
> ===> Use 'make config' to modify these settings
> Every time I do 'make config', the PYCAIRO option will be unset, even if it
> shows as set in /var/db/ports/<portname>/options!

What does


show?  If PYCAIRO is set in PORT_OPTIONS, then the port is accepting
your setting of the option, and you've found a bug with the showconfig
target.  (If so, please open a PR.)

If not, then something odd is happening, as your port looks perfectly OK
to me.   Are you using a ports tree updated within about the last 48
hours or so?  I know there were some bug fixes went in to all FOO_DESC
lines to contain (brackets) and other syntactically significant characters.



PS. Asking this on freebsd-ports at ... might be a good idea.

Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.
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