[nycbug-talk] Re: confusion with NetBSD's PKG_OPTIONS

Scott Robbins scottro
Mon Jan 2 15:22:20 EST 2006

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On Mon, Jan 02, 2006 at 03:09:16PM -0500, Amitai Schlair wrote:
> On Jan 2, 2006, at 1:36 PM, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> >$  make PKG_OPTIONS.uim="anthy gtk -canna"
> >
> >Seems to be what you want, I think.
> In the options framework, if you want to enable options that are disabled by 
> default, you just name them; if you want to disable options that are enabled by 
> default, you have to prefix them with a "-". In this case, since anthy and gtk 
> are enabled by default and you want to keep them, you don't need to mention 
> them explicitly; and since canna is enabled by default and you don't want it, 
> you need a "-canna" somewhere. The sum total of which is:
> PKG_OPTIONS.uim=-canna

Heh, see my next post, which I wrote before seeing yours.  :)  

> I recommend putting this in /etc/mk.conf so it works the way you want if you 
> ever have to rebuild, without having to remember anything. :-)

According to that page on pkgsrc, using mk.conf for this is deprecated.
On the other hand, many knowledgeable NetBSD folks seem to feel that
putting these things in mk.conf is the best idea.  

Thanks for confirming that it isn't necessary to put in the default
options.  As I said in my last post, that seemed to be the case, but I
wasn't positive.

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