[nycbug-talk] Undefining a variable set in make.conf

Scott Robbins scottro
Wed Aug 31 07:19:03 EDT 2005

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On Wed, Aug 31, 2005 at 02:02:58AM -0400, Marc Spitzer wrote:
> On 8/31/05, Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
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> > On Wed, Aug 31, 2005 at 12:01:35AM -0400, Marc Spitzer wrote:
> > > this:
> > > .if defined(WITH_RUBY)
> > >
> > > shoud be this:
> > > .if (defined(WITH_RUBY) && (WITH_RUBY == "YES"))
> > >
> > 
> > I was about to post a followup to this.  One of the most knowledgeable
> > people on the forums posted an answer quite similar to yours, suggesting
> > that the original poster send in a PR, though his suggested syntax was a
> > bit different, simply adding an .if defined(WITHOUT_RUBY).
> I disagree, there is no way to unset a set make variable from the
> command line, from what I read in the man page, and that can, and
> will, lead to problems.  after all on other ports you want ruby.

Hrrm, I must have not phrased this correctly.  The poster on the forums
agreed, that there was no way to unset it as it stood, from the command
line, and was simply suggesting a possible change to the Makefile.

> I would not call this hacking, trimming perhaps.

Say we agree on the word, "editing"?  :)

Thanks again.

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