use OPTIONS in x11-drivers/xorg-drivers

Florent Thoumie flz at
Tue May 22 17:11:26 UTC 2007

Dejan Lesjak wrote:
> On Tuesday 22 May 2007 18:35:22 Florent Thoumie wrote:
>> Jona Joachim 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).
>> This will be done within the next few weeks.
> I'm wondering though if using OPTIONS here will look a bit overwhelming as if 
> one knows what to select there will only be a couple of drivers selected 
> (mostly 3) amongst 59 currently available options. Perhaps using a variable 
> like "WITH_X_DRIVERS=keyboard mouse vga" in make.conf might be more 
> appropriate for this particular case?

Was thinking of both at the same time, with higher priority for

Florent Thoumie
flz at
FreeBSD Committer

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