Subject: Re: *_OPTIONS for package options
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/24/2004 20:47:09
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On Sat, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:02:50AM +0000, Johnny C. Lam wrote:

> I don't see how we can implement this without touching the package
> Makefile.  The package Makefile must contain the logic for actually
> using the selected build options, e.g.
> 	.if !empty(PKG_OPTIONS:MPAM)
> 	.  include "../../security/PAM/"
> 	CONFIGURE_ARGS+=3D	--with-pam
> 	.endif
> So we clearly can't remove those sections of the package Makefiles.

right. :)

> The header of the example ("Global and legacy options") shown in
> is there solely to provide backwards-compatibility for
> using the old options, until we can deprecate and remove all instances
> of them.
> I think this is about as succinct as I can make it for the package
> developer to use.

looks good to me! thanks for doing this :)


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