Here is a new page for 'Dos and don'ts' describing the problem encountered in PR/105868 related to auto-detections in a configure script. It explains why it is important for a porter to explicitly add --without- or --disable- options when a functionality is disabled.
Fix: Patch attached with submission follows:
Take; the idea is good but I'd like to rewrite the wording first.
Good idea to talk about this. I took the liberty of rewriting the text, adding
Also I have put it into the 5.11 Makefile Options section, where it belongs,
instead of Dos and Don't section.
pav 2006-11-30 20:44:45 UTC
FreeBSD doc repository
Add a text on feature auto-detection in configure script being harmfull
PR: docs/106065 (based on)
Submitted by: Ganael LAPLANCHE <email@example.com>
Revision Changes Path
1.770 +41 -0 doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/book.sgml
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