NO_ knobs in /etc/make.conf

John Baldwin jhb at
Fri Jan 25 06:39:32 PST 2008

On Wednesday 23 January 2008 02:37:24 pm Doug Barton wrote:
> Vivek Khera wrote:
> > I guess I wasn't clear about my confusion. What was broken about putting 
> > all this in make.conf that necessitated a src.conf file too?
> One could argue that they didn't need to be moved at all. One of the 
> rationales at the time was that we didn't want the knobs for the base to 
> affect the ports.

Correct, and /etc/src.conf is optional.  It is a good place to put settings
that you want to only affect compiles in /usr/src and not affect building
apps from ports, standalone compiles, etc.

John Baldwin

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