Preventing portmaster from using packages for specified ports

John Webster jwebster0001 at
Tue May 8 20:56:04 UTC 2012

--On May 8, 2012 9:33:59 PM +0100 Mike Clarke <jmc-freebsd2 at> wrote:

> I'm happy to use the -P option to let portmaster use packages for most 
> of my ports but there's a few that must be compiled from the port 
> instead because I need to configure non default options, e.g. to enable 
> GIMP plugin support in graphics/xsane
> Is there any way of forcing portmaster to never use packages for certain 
> specified ports?
> -- 

Would this work for you?  From the manpage:

     For those who wish to be sure that specific ports are always compiled
     instead of being installed from packages the PT_NO_INSTALL_PACKAGE vari-
     able can be defined in the make(1) environment, perhaps in
     /usr/local/etc/ports.conf if using /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portconf, or in
     /etc/make.conf.  This setting is not compatible with the
     -PP/--packages-only option.

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