09-04-2014 | Remy van Elst | Text only version of this article
Today I wanted to upgrade a few packages on one of my FreeBSD servers. The vim port kept complaining:
[root@vps4 /usr/ports/editors/vim]# make reinstall clean ===> Options unchanged ====> You must select one and only one option from the UI single Config is invalid. Re-edit? [Y/n] Y ===> Options unchanged ====> You must select one and only one option from the UI single Config is invalid. Re-edit? [Y/n] n
It also did it with
make config or
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 "188.8.131.52. Customizing Ports 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 cd into the directory containing the port and type make config. Another option is to use make showconfig. Another option is to execute make rmconfig which will remove 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 upgrade worked.