need info builing ports properly

icemac icemaca at
Wed Mar 28 14:40:44 UTC 2012

On 03/28/12 16:22, Mark Felder wrote:
> My first suggestion is to begin using portmaster which can be found 
> here: /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portmaster
> My second suggestion is to please never ever ever mess with CFLAGS on 
> FreeBSD. You can get away with it on some Linux distros, but FreeBSD 
> strongly discourages it.
> My third suggestion is to keep at it and keep asking questions because 
> we'd be glad to help :)
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Thanks for your quick reply, but can you clarify what you mean about not 
messing with the CFLAGS?
I mean I had only ever used that one setting taken from the example in 
/usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf, and the only experimentation i did is 
either with it in make.conf, or nothing at all.

Do mean its proper not to have it at all in /etc/make.conf or about 
changing it's values?
At the moment my /etc/make.conf just has 1 line with the Perl version 
entry, should i always leave cflags out?


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