Subject: Re: PKG_OPTIONS handling not clearly documented
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/30/2007 18:02:23
On Sun, 30 Dec 2007 17:32:21 +0100
Joerg Sonnenberger <> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 30, 2007 at 11:10:22AM -0500, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> > Note change to subject from "PKG_OPTIONS not properly handled."
> > 
> > How is this?
> What part of >>Options listed are selected, options preceded by "-" are
> disabled.<< is not clear? It given includes examples. So yes, this is a
> typical case of RTFM.

It's not clear that options that are deselected may be selected if they
were "suggested" by the package maintainer.  OK, it might be clear to a
lawyer but this change simply makes it clear to someone trying to take
in the whole pkgsrc system at once.  It even confused me and some
others that I consider reasonably intelligent.

It would probably have helped if PKG_SUGGESTED_OPTIONS had been called

D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>