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Date:      Fri, 22 Apr 2011 08:43:27 +0100
From:      Chris Rees <>
To:        Carl <>
Subject:   Re: building a port with very long list of build options
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On 22 April 2011 08:08, Carl <> wrote:
> On 2011-04-21 8:52 PM, Polytropon wrote:
>> This has been possible and common in the past. For example,
>> the many options for the mplayer and mencoder ports could
>> be specified in a file, so changing of a port's file was
>> not needed. I'm not fully sure this option is still present,
>> but at least on v7 it worked.
>> Create a file Makefile.local in the port's directory and
>> specify all your options as desired. This file will be
>> sourced when you issue a "make" command and will override
>> settings of the regular Makefile (e. g. if you want
>> different CFLAGS for _this_ port). The file is to be in
>> the known syntax, NAME=3Dvalue.
> Does that solution allow for locating Makefile.local outside the ports tr=
> so as not to contaminate builds for other targets using the same ports tr=
> On 2011-04-21 9:11 PM, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk wrote:
>> If you read the make manual page , you will see the following option :
>> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 ...
>> =A0 =A0 =A0*-f* *makefile*
>> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 Specify a makefile to read instead of the defaul=
t one.
>> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0...
>> =A0which is used as
>> make -f your_own_make_file_name
>> 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 .
> Yes, I did see that, but I interpreted that to mean my make file *replace=
> the original, in which case I would need to populate my make file not onl=
> with the list of build options I want but also a copy of everything in th=
> 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 =
> option that somehow inserted rather than replaced.

Or, at the bottom of your Makefile defining variables (including
BATCH=3D yes to skip the OPTIONS dialog), stick the line:

.include "Makefile"

and use make -f _my_Makefile


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