automating menu options in ports (and other ports build questions)

Gary Aitken freebsd at
Fri May 25 05:56:08 UTC 2012

On 05/24/12 23:34, Adam Vande More wrote:
> On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 8:51 PM, Polytropon<freebsd at>  wrote:
>> On Thu, 24 May 2012 19:28:58 -0600, Gary Aitken wrote:
>>> 3. Do the package builds use the defaults set in the ports tree?  If
>>> not, how are the options for packages chosen, and how does one determine
>>> what the package options are?
>> They use the default options.
> This is true for most ports at least, but perhaps not true for all of them.
>   For example the QT4_OPTIONS controls some rather critical functionality
> which is compiled into the packages however doesn't end up in a default
> port install without other modification in make.conf.  It
> wouldn't surprise me at all if there were a few port config screens that
> didn't match a package's selected options.

Is there a way to find out what options a package is built with?

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