Subject: Re: Consistency in mk/defaults/mk.conf
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/15/2005 06:03:30
On Tue, 15 Nov 2005, Johnny C. Lam wrote:
> This assumption isn't actually correct for all of the variables listed
> in mk/defaults/mk.conf, although I do see benefit in this.  If there
> are any package-settable variables in mk/defaults/mk.conf, I think
> they should be moved into separate file, perhaps mk/defaults/
> that's automatically included by  This would make it
> easier for a user to copy mk/defaults/mk.conf to /etc/mk.conf and edit
> away without breaking packages.

*g* wasn't it suggested recently to split those variables into 
per-user/system and per-package defaults? Maybe that's not so bad after 

(While there: May I suggest just moving the contents of packages.7 back 
while there, and shoot that manpage from NetBSD?)

  - Hubert