Subject: Re: "but I said I didn't want nas" -how does PK_OPTIONS work?
To: reed <>
From: George Michaelson <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 03/15/2007 11:26:44
> > why is it so? why are 'currently selected options' overriding what I
> > actually put in PKG_OPTIONS.SDL?
> I don't know why it is not overriding it. It doesn't seem intuitive
> to me, but the pkgsrc guide does document it. Search for "the last
> setting that selects or disables an option is used".

yea. Its not entirely clear unless you read that text. Since its listed
in the default/suggested, it becomes active. It therefore has to be
actively declined.

I can't help seeing this as a bug-ette. If I set via = in mk.conf
rather than additive +=, you would expect that to be applied surely?

thanks for the cluestick.