What does it mean to use ports?

hw hw at adminart.net
Mon Jul 22 23:23:02 UTC 2019

Matthias Apitz <guru at unixarea.de> writes:

> El día lunes, julio 22, 2019 a las 08:43:20a. m. +0200, hw escribió:
>> > I compile my own set of the ports I'm used to use with poudriere(8).
>> > Based on a list of some 400 ports the result is some 2000 packages ready
>> > to install. Very seldom, I tweak the options of some port (for example
>> > to add features to mail/mutt, or to add features to x11/xterm) and there are
>> > never conflicts among of the options.
>> Hm, is there something in place that prevents messing up things through
>> options, or is everything ok because you almost never change them?
> As I said, I have for the followin 19 ports (of ~2000) defined special
> options, mostly to add a feature which is/was not default, for example
> for enable file logging for x11/xterm):

It seems more likely that disabling things could cause problems that
enabling them ...

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