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Date:      Fri, 22 Apr 2011 14:13:00 +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:  <4DB162BC.3030206@otenet.gr>
In-Reply-To: <4DB12F2F.8020306@otenet.gr>
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On 04/22/2011 10:33 AM, Manolis Kiagias wrote:
> 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
> _______________________________________________

A probably more elegant way is to use the ports-mgmt/portconf port. 
This allows per port settings to be applied, which are honored by make,
portupgrade and the other tools. Just install and use
/usr/local/etc/ports.conf to add your options:

 Here is the sample supplied with the portconf:

editors/openoffice.org-2: WITH_CCACHE|LOCALIZED_LANG=it
print/ghostscript-* print/lpr-wrapper: A4
sysutils/fusefs-kmod*: !KERNCONF | !NOPORTDOCS
www/firefox-i18n: WITHOUT_SWITCHER | FIREFOX_I18N=fr it
x11/fakeport: CONFIGURE_ARGS=--with-modules="aaa bbb ccc"




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