FORCE_PACKAGE feature

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at marcuscom.com
Fri Feb 3 13:11:07 EST 2006


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Florent Thoumie wrote:
> On Tuesday 03 January 2006 02:48, Edwin Groothuis wrote:
>> There are ports (audio/lame for example) which are dependencies of
>> others, but are marked as NO_PACKAGE. Setting FORCE_PACKAGE to a
>> normal build would create it anyway.
>>
>> I've been looking through on how to add this on 2.2.1, but stopped
>> when I got too deep and probably going run into ade at s work with the
>> new distributed system.
>>
>> So I would like ot put this one on my wishlist :-)
> 
> I'd like to vote for this one too.
> 
> I haven't seen a way to do this, but being able to specify 
> WITH_FOO/WITHOUT_BAR could be really useful too :)
> 
> I'm using tinderbox to build nanobsd packages and I'd really like to set some 
> options by default (WITHOUT_PERL, WITHOUT_X11, NOPORTDOCS, ...).

The ability to do this has been in TB since day 1.  It has also been
discussed on the list a few times in the past.  You can set per-object
environment variables in various .env files.  Search the archives, and
you'll find the info.

Joe

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