Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/net/scamper
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dieter Baron <email@example.com>
Date: 11/02/2005 21:04:03
> Can you think of a solution where we could specify "this option must be
> here, or else we PKG_SKIP_REASON with a message"? Note PKG_SKIP_REASON
> rather than PKG_FAIL_REASON: like *_FOR_PLATFORM, we probably shouldn't use
> FAIL to mark this as a problem, but currently the options framework has no
> provision for that.
One way to do so now is to explicitly check for it and set
PKG_SKIP_REASON if it's not set:
PKG_SKIP_REASON=This package requires inet6 support to be enabled
But that would not be reflected in the ``make show-options'' output.
If we really want support for required options, I can add explicit
support for this to the options framework (via the new variable
PKG_OPTIONS_REQUIRED_OPTIONS, for example).
> fully open to alternate solutions, as I do believe in the options framework
> as a better way of handling this than the old, deprecated make variables.
Thank you, that's good to hear.