use OPTIONS in x11-drivers/xorg-drivers

Andrew Pantyukhin infofarmer at
Tue May 22 17:33:45 UTC 2007

On 5/22/07, Florent Thoumie <flz at> wrote:
> Jona Joachim wrote:
> > On Tue, 22 May 2007 17:35:22 +0100, 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.
> >
> > Great!
> > Would it be possible to include an option to depend on x11/nvidia-driver?
> Probably not, as it's not part of xorg-drivers.

We don't want to make it a part of xorg-drivers because
it's not a part of xorg-drivers? :-)

More and more drivers will appear which are developed
outside Personally, I see no harm in letting
them into the infrastructure (maybe not by default).

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