use OPTIONS in x11-drivers/xorg-drivers

Andrew Pantyukhin infofarmer at
Tue May 22 16:22:03 UTC 2007

On 5/22/07, Jona Joachim <jaj at> wrote:
> Hi!
> I just wanted to ask why the x11-drivers/xorg-drivers port installs all
> those drivers unconditionally.
> Wouldn't it be sensible to use the OPTIONS framework to let the user
> choose what he wants and needs?
> To make the choice easier for the user you could enable drivers that he
> most likely needs by default.
> To find out what graphics driver he needs you could consult pciconf(8).

It was the way of POLA. Traditionally, xorg installed all
available drivers. Also, drivers don't take very long to
compile. When some pkg_create-related tweaks are committed,
the time xorg-drivers take to compile and install will be
negligible if compared with the rest of xorg.

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