need info builing ports properly

Julian H. Stacey jhs at
Thu Mar 29 08:02:02 UTC 2012

Mark Felder wrote:
> 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.

Not true. 

eg I've set various CFLAGS for years.

What FreeBSD requires is if one sets either CFLAGS or env vars then
experiences problems, one should Unset them & try again before
reporting bugs.

Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich
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