Subject: Re: turn off buildlinking and USE_X11 and tools not needed for
To: None <>
From: Juan RP <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/05/2005 18:40:53
On Thu, 5 May 2005 08:49:13 -0700 (PDT)
"Jeremy C. Reed" <> wrote:

> Building print/teTeX failed on my system because it had USE_X11 and I am
> using Xorg and the files are skipped -- as noted in PR
> PR/29907.
> Anyways, why would a meta-pkg, like print/teTeX, follow the buildlinking
> in the first place if not doing a build? How can the buildlinking be
> turned off?

Before buildlink3 was enabled by default, we could use NO_BUILDLINK,
I don't know which option is used for this now... if there isn't one, we
should add one.

Enabling buildlink3 for meta-pkgs and packages as pkg_comp makes 
the installation slower.

> Can USE_X11 be removed from all meta-pkgs (since they don't build and
> don't install anything)?

Yes, USE_X11 should be removed.

> Also, I see that this same meta-pkg build populated the .tools/bin and
> .gcc/bin directories. Can that be turned off?

Hmm maybe USE_LANGUAGES= # empty? (for the .gcc/bin directory)

No idea for the tools, but there should be an option to turn on/off it.