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Re: to Port or to Compile - that is the question
The ports are made to install in the porters "ideal" setup, but there is
no reason why you can not edit the Makefile to fiddle with the autoconf
(or however way the program is configured be it autoconf, scripts, etc.)
options to tweak the port and thus the resulting package to the way you
>Ok - newbie asking Opinions of the experts...
>Do you "make install" ports, or do you prefer ./configure?
>In the Linux Land I've been in for a few years, I always ./configure from
>With things like Apache, PHP4, MySQL, I often use quite a few configuration
>flags to make things just the way I want it.
>Now - with OpenBSD's ports, am I right in assuming that the /usr/ports/
>version is kinda streamlined/recommended for OpenBSD?
>Is there a way to change some configuration things in an
>otherwise-normal-OpenBSD port? (again - I'm really only speaking about
>Apache, PHP4, and MySQL, since that's all I use.)
>Thanks for any advice/experience/tips!