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Re: disabling unsupported options
On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 07:05:07AM +0000, Taylor R Campbell wrote:
> In my mk.conf I turn off various options with PKG_OPTIONS.pkg+= -foo.
> If a package uses the options variable PKG_OPTIONS.pkg, though, and
> does not support the option `foo', this makes it fail to build, which
> seems awfully silly.
> For example, I have PKG_OPTIONS.mplayer+= -mplayer-real to disable
> proprietary codecs -- but since that option is supported only on i386,
> powerpc, and alpha, mplayer fails to build on amd64 with that setting,
> even though I'm turning it off.
> Any objections to the following patch to stop failing packages because
> the user disabled options that aren't supported?
IIRC, the point of the check was to help you avoid using obsolete or
Perhaps making the build fail is too much, but I think at least a
warning is in order.
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