Preventing portmaster from using packages for specified ports

John Webster jwebster0001 at
Wed May 9 01:08:04 UTC 2012

--On May 8, 2012 10:51:16 PM +0100 Mike Clarke <jmc-freebsd2 at> wrote:

> On Tuesday 08 May 2012, John Webster wrote:
>> 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.
> Yes, that looks like exactly what I need. I don't know how I missed it, 
> I must have searched through the manpage several times and had a total 
> blind spot for that paragraph - sorry for looking so dumb.
> -- 
> Mike Clarke

I know how that is, I've missed stuff in the manpages too.  <grin>

> sorry for looking so dumb.

Not dumb.  You had a question and you asked it on freebsd-questions
looking for an answer.  That's smart in my book.  That's what the 
list is for.



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