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Date:      Wed, 20 Dec 2006 18:15:55 +0000
From:      Robin Becker <robin@reportlab.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: find port install options
Message-ID:  <45897DDB.1080305@chamonix.reportlab.co.uk>
In-Reply-To: <20061220135154.GA55228@ariel.njm.f2s.com>
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N.J. Mann wrote:
> On Wednesday, 20 December, 2006 at 12:42:09 +0000, Robin Becker wrote:
>> Robin Becker wrote:
> [...]
>> thread sample script. But I guess I still need to know if any other options 
>> were used during the install.
> 
> /var/db/ports
> 
> e.g.
> 
>   > cat /var/db/ports/portupgrade/options
>   # This file is auto-generated by 'make config'.
>   # No user-servicable parts inside!
>   # Options for portupgrade-2.1.3.2_1,2
>   _OPTIONS_READ=portupgrade-2.1.3.2_1,2
>   WITH_BDB4=true
>   WITHOUT_BDB1=true
> 
> 
> Cheers,
>        Nick.
unfortunately I think my perl came as part of the base install. When I look in 
/var/db/ports I see only

     gettext  python   python23 rsync

I'm sure I have built and installed other ports, but it seems ports doesn't 
store the options for them automatically. In fact Dru Lavigne recommends that if 
using portupgrade you modify the pkgtools.conf to include the special options. 
So I have lots of stuff for apache/subversion etc in the make options section, 
but nothing about perl and as a python person I don't think I intentionally 
installed perl anywhere.
-- 
Robin Becker



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