Subject: Re: USE_SASL is too general?
To: Adam C. Migus <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/30/2003 10:10:45
On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 06:08:21PM -0500, Adam C. Migus wrote:

> > I'm in a situation where I want to build databases/openldap without
> > SASL, but want to build mail/postfix _with_ SASL. If I do a
> >     make update
> > somewhere things may break. Or am I missing something?
> >
> > /Daniel
> My apologies for not readily offering a solution but your post gave me 
> an idea for this type situation.  Wouldn't it be neat if you could say:
> .if (I'm building databases)
> .else
> .endif

you probably can. I agree these variables should be largely per-package
rather than system-wide.

you can also run "make package USE_SASL=YES".

> If there was a ${PKGNAME_NOVER} being ${PKGNAME} without the version 
> information one could say something like:
> .if (${PKGNAME_NOVER} == "openldap")

${PKGBASE} :-)