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Re: FreeBSD port missing configure option(s)

From: Nik Clayton <nik_at_ngo.org.uk>
Date: 2006-10-11 17:35:34 CEST

David Abrahams wrote:
> I'm not an expert in BSD, but this can't be right: when installing
> subversion it will not install any of the apache modules unless I
> pass "WITH_MOD_DAV_SVN=yes" to make. However make config reports no
> user-configurable options, and the only way I discovered
> WITH_MOD_DAV_SVN was by crawling the makefile and googling.
> Normally when I build a port it takes me through a text-mode dialog
> that allows me to configure options like this one (albeit usually
> lacking in useful explanation). Shouldn't that be happening here,
> too?

Yes, but it's up the person that maintains the port to add the necessary
configuration information to the Makefile.

In this case, the port maintainer (lev@freebsd.org) needs to add an
appropriately defined OPTIONS variable (as described at
to enable this.

Your best bet is to contact lev, and either ask them to do this, or send
them a patch that does it.

Hope that helps,


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Received on Wed Oct 11 17:37:01 2006

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