variables and external commands in portfiles - was ${perl5.lib}

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Sun Jan 28 11:46:01 PST 2007

On Jan 27, 2007, at 8:16 PM, Mark Duling wrote:
> Is there a way to get the results of an external command into a  
> variable
> in a portfile?


Take a look at PYTHON_PATH in the subversion-pythonbindings port for  
one way to do this sort of thing.

> It seems that the freebsd ports sytem has access for perl variables  
> even
> for non-perl ports.  Would that be easy to hack onto MaPorts?  It  
> would be
> nice but I don't know the pros and cons.

I don't think it's worthwhile to add it to base/ since it's  
relatively easy for the portfiles get their own information if they  
need it.
Daniel J. Luke
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