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Old 23rd June 2008
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Default Ports - cofiguration information

Hello,

I've been a bit loathe to use the ports because, I do not always find information on configuration information on the pkg as to what options it may be configured with, preferring to compile them myself from source code. Is there away around this this blackout window.

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This works:
# grep WITH Makefile
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/usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portsopt/ maybe
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Many ports will come with a dialog to choose their options. If they do, then doing

make showconfig
will show what options are turned on and off and give you a note to run make config to change them.
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Or

# cd /usr/ports/portiwanttodownload/

# make config

Select options

# make install clean


BAM!
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# cd /usr/ports/portiwanttodownload/

# make config

Select options

# make install clean


BAM!
Occasionally I have come across a port that doesn't have a config dialog, but still accepts switches for configuration options at maketime.
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Occasionally I have come across a port that doesn't have a config dialog, but still accepts switches for configuration options at maketime.
True, there may still be such ports that were designed before the 'make config' system was put into use (I think it started in FreeBSD 5?). I am ashamed to admit that one of my ports still used said old system until very recently.
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