What does it mean to use ports?

Robert Huff roberthuff at rcn.com
Mon Jul 15 00:59:11 UTC 2019

Polytropon writes:

>  > Can I globally set compile options like -march=native (or 
>  > whatever the equivalent for FreeBSD is)?
>  The file /etc/make.conf can be used for that. See "man 5 make.conf"
>  for details.

	Verbum sapienti: be careful when you do this.  The settings in
make.conf are used for _every_ compilation on the system - ports
... and world ... and the kernel,
	I am still trying to find an exposition of the logic that
prevents a "/etc/ports.conf" as a sibling to "/etc/src.conf" and


				Robert Huff

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