Re: configure recursively and build question

Istvan Gabor suseuser04 at
Wed Mar 20 09:25:47 UTC 2013

2013. március 19. 23:32 napon kaltheat at írta:

> On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 05:45:07PM +0100, Istvan Gabor wrote:
> > Hello:
> > 
> > As there are no compiled FreeBSD 9.1 packages for pkg_tools I decided to build them.
> > Last I started to build kde3. First I issued make configure-recursive in
> > /usr/ports/x11/kde3, then make install clean, and left the computer for overnight to work.
> > I expected a successful build by the morning but instead I found a screen requiring some
> > config options (for apache). I selected the options and the build went on.
> > But later other config windows came up, so far for mysqlclient, sane-backends,
> > tk, tcl, libxine and sdl. So my question are:
> > 
> > What is configure-recursive good for then? I thought it is for preventing interactions
> > during the build process. Ho can I really configure everything in one step and leave
> > the computer alone?
> > 
> > Second, after I've done a configure-recursive, how can I start it over from scratch in case
> > I want to change some config option? If I reissue make configure-recursive,
> > I get only no configuration needed messages.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Istvan
> make config-recursive seems to be buggy.
> It seems not to be recursive as this would mean that with every change of an option of
> the root port or it's dependencies dependencies of the root port might change. This could mean
> that make config needs to be invoked for a port that wasn't in the inital dependecy list of root
> port.
> The "root of all evil" seems to be in /usr/ports/Mk/ line 6187 ff.
> You might want to use ports-mgmt/portmaster. It creates options-files of a port and it's dependencies
> in a better way before starting to compile ports.

OK. Thanks for the explanation and suggestion.


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