Subject: Re: enabling features in packages
To: Serban Udrea <>
From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Timo_Sch=F6ler?= <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 03/01/2005 11:43:58

> Hello,
> I hope this is the right place to ask this. If not just let me know.
> Please consider that I am very new to NetBSD.
> I have the following problem: I would like to enable for some packages 
> features which are not enabled by default when building them from 
> pkgsrc. One example would be, to enable mysql lookups for exim. What 
> is the right way to do this when using pkgsrc?

take postfix as an example:

there's an '' in pkgsrc/mail/postfix; take a look at it, 
there is stated:

# Global and legacy options

PKG_SUPPORTED_OPTIONS=  bdb inet6 ldap mysql mysql4 pcre pgsql sasl tls
.include "../../mk/"

so edit/create '/etc/mk.conf' and add

'PKG_OPTIONS.postfix=' (plus the option[s] you'd like to have)

then build/install the package...


> Any help is highly appreciated.
> Best regards,
> Serban Udrea
> PS. I know that the best way would be to learn from the docs but I am 
> quite under time pressure.

yes, isn't that always the case ;)


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