links "make config" selection

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Apr 21 19:37:06 UTC 2014

Fbsd8 <fbsd8 at> writes:

> I want to run links from the console not from desktop.
> I do [make config] and turn off x11 support and turn on svglib support.

Turning off X support is only necessary if the system doesn't need X
installed at all. A version with the X support included will work fine
on the console.

> This time I see an option called DirectFB graphics support.
> Can someone tell me where I can find documentation on what and how
> this support is intended to be used?

In the Makefile. You'll find that the option does two things:
makes this port depend on the svgalib port, and
  Makefile:CONFIGURE_ARGS+=	--with-svgalib
sets up to tell configure to use svgalib

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