Subject: Re: Duplicate documentation of MK* make options
To: Valeriy E. Ushakov <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/22/2005 03:57:03

On Thu, 22 Dec 2005, Valeriy E. Ushakov wrote:
> USE_xxx are probably not meant for mk.conf.  I am honestly not sure.
> And judging by your questions from just yesterday, you don't know
> either - which probably tells that you are not qualified to make that
> change without consulting Someone Who Knows (which is probably Luke).
> Another example is BUILD that has been deleted from bsd.README.  It
> absolutely does not belong to mk.conf.  BUILDID is also hardly a
> system wide variable, it is intended to be supplied on a per-build
> basis on the command line - yet you moved it into mk.conf man page.
> All these examples reiterate the randomness of the change and calls
> for it being reverted while the proper reorg is being thought out.

First, that change was OK'ed by both christos and luke,
as you can see from the commit message - I asked what to do, and they both 
said "move to mk.conf.5".

I just tried backing this out but saw that you've started working
on this without further communication, and as a result the changes cannot 
backed out easily. I've backed out both my change from yesterday and yours 
from today on mk.conf.5, I hope that's ok.

I also wish you much fun sorting this out!

  - Hubert