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Date:      Sat, 16 Jan 2010 13:01:47 -0500
From:      "b. f." <bf1783@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Dislike the way port conflicts are handled now
Message-ID:  <d873d5be1001161001i5d398205hea3d2ec1978ee3f@mail.gmail.com>

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>> Since some folks like the old behavior and some folks like the new
>> behavior, what do you all think of a user-selectable make.conf option to
>> choose where the check-conflicts target appears in the port build sequence?
>>
>> Regards,
>> Greg
>>

>I'd love that. The new behavior isn't a bad default, but it needs an
>override.

>Wait a minute; rewind. Isn't that what "make -DDISABLE_CONFLICTS" does?

I believe that he is talking about changing _when_ the check for
conflicts is made; whereas DISABLE_CONFLICTS ignores the check,
regardless of when it is made.  A late check is preferable to using
DISABLE_CONFLICTS, because with that knob you can shoot yourself in
the foot by mistakenly installing one port on top of another.


b.



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