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FreeBSD Ports: remove config options

Published: 09-04-2014 | Author: Remy van Elst | Text only version of this article

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Today I wanted to upgrade a few packages on one of my FreeBSD servers. The vimport kept complaining:

[root@vps4 /usr/ports/editors/vim]# make reinstall clean===> Options unchanged====> You must select one and only one option from the UI singleConfig is invalid. Re-edit? [Y/n] Y===> Options unchanged====> You must select one and only one option from the UI singleConfig is invalid. Re-edit? [Y/n] n

It also did it with make config or make clean.

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This is because the UI settings changed for vim, as make showconfig shows:

[root@vps4 /usr/ports/editors/vim]# make showconfig===> The following configuration options are available for vim-7.4.229_1:     CSCOPE=off: cscope support     EXUBERANT_CTAGS=off: Use exctags instead of ctags     LUA=off: Lua scripting language support     NLS=off: Native Language Support     PERL=off: Perl scripting language support     PYTHON=off: Python bindings or support     RUBY=off: Ruby bindings or support     TCL=off: Tcl scripting language support     XTERM_SAVE=off: Restore xterm screen after exit====> User interface: you have to select exactly one of them     ATHENA=off: Athena GUI toolkit     CONSOLE=off: Console/terminal mode     GNOME=off: GNOME desktop environment support     GTK2=off: GTK+ 2 GUI toolkit support     MOTIF=off: Motif widget library support     X11=off: X11 (graphics) support

Digging through the FreeBSD Handbook, in section " CustomizingPorts Installation" we find the following little snippet:

There are several ways to revisit a port's build options menu in order to add,remove, or change these options after a port has been built. One method is to cdinto the directory containing the port and type make config. Another option isto use make showconfig. Another option is to execute make rmconfig which willremove all selected options and allow you to start over. All of these options,and others, are explained in great detail in ports(7).

And as such, after make rmconfig and a new make config-recursive the upgradeworked.

Tags: blog, freebsd, make, pkg, ports, vim