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Date:      Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:33:03 +0300
From:      Manolis Kiagias <sonicy@otenet.gr>
To:        Carl <k0802647@telus.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: building a port with very long list of build options
Message-ID:  <4DB12F2F.8020306@otenet.gr>
In-Reply-To: <4DB1297E.6090205@telus.net>
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On 04/22/2011 10:08 AM, Carl wrote:
>
>>
>> This form will override the Makefile present in the current directory
>> and will use the specified make file with name your_own_make_file_name .
> make -f your_own_make_file_name
>
> Yes, I did see that, but I interpreted that to mean my make file
> *replaces* the original, in which case I would need to populate my
> make file not only with the list of build options I want but also a
> copy of everything in the original make file. If I'm correct, that
> doesn't seem to me to be a good idea from a maintenance perspective. I
> was hoping for something like the -f option that somehow inserted
> rather than replaced.
>
> Carl                                             / K0802647

Assuming you have already selected some options during make config, you
could try adding your own to the file /var/db/ports/<portname>/options



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