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Date:      Sat, 26 Sep 2009 16:29:32 +0300
From:      Manolis Kiagias <sonicy@otenet.gr>
To:        Aflatoon Aflatooni <aaflatooni@yahoo.com>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: changing port options in Freebsd
Message-ID:  <4ABE173C.5010100@otenet.gr>
In-Reply-To: <339115.14591.qm@web56204.mail.re3.yahoo.com>
References:  <339115.14591.qm@web56204.mail.re3.yahoo.com>

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Aflatoon Aflatooni wrote:
> What is the best way to change an option on an installed port? should I deinstall and then reinstall with the updated options on the port?
>   

Yes.

> Also what was the command to change the options through make?
>   


make config. If you also wish to configure every dependency, use make
config-recursive. This is useful when you wish to run a port build
without attending every few minutes to press OK at the option dialogs
that pop up.
There are a lot more useful options in the manpages. Try man ports.



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