TABLE OF CONTENTS


Configuration

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cygport.conf

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DESCRIPTION

The cygport.conf file can be used by users to customize certain aspects of cygport's behaviour. Users who wish to customize their settings should copy the default /etc/cygport.conf file to $HOME/.cygport.conf and edit the latter.


DISTDIR

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DESCRIPTION

A directory where downloaded sources should be saved, saving time and bandwidth (at the expense of storage space) should the same sources be needed again (e.g. by another release of the same version, or builds of the same package for different toolchains).


MAKEOPTS

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DESCRIPTION

Flags passed to cygmake. The primary purpose of MAKEOPTS is to control parallel make. Some packages may not build correctly with parallel make due to broken Makefile rules; such packages, if not easily patched, can append "-j1" to MAKEOPTS or cygmake to force serial make for that package.

DEFAULT VALUE

  -j [nprocs + 1]

SSH_KEY

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DESCRIPTION

Path to the SSH private key corresponding to the public key registered for uploading on sourceware. You'll need to set this if your private key isn't already loaded into a running ssh-agent(1), and it doesn't have one of the expected file names such as ~/.ssh/id_rsa. Also, setting this allows cygport to determine if a passphrase is needed to decrypt the key, and only prompt you for a passphrase if it's needed. Otherwise, you'll be prompted for a passphrase every time you upload.


SIG

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DESCRIPTION

If defined to a boolean true value, activates GPG signing of .cygport files and patches, providing that the gnupg package is installed.

NOTE

This is a user-specific setting and must NOT be set or used in .cygport files.


BROWSER

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DESCRIPTION

Preferred web browser to be used by cygport's homepage command. If undefined, 'xdg-open' will be used if present, otherwise 'cygstart' will be used to launch Windows' default browser.

NOTE

If BROWSER is exported in your user environment, it need not be set here.


EDITOR

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DESCRIPTION

Preferred text editor to be used by cygport's announce command. If undefined, 'vi' will be used.

NOTE

If EDITOR is exported in your user environment, it need not be set here.


PAGER

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DESCRIPTION

Preferred pager to be used by cygport's info, list, listdebug, and depends commands. If undefined, 'less' will be used if present.

NOTE

If PAGER is exported in your user environment, it need not be set here.


SMTP_SENDER

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DESCRIPTION

Name and email address, in the form of "First Last <user@domain>" to be used by cygport's announcement command.

NOTE

Many webmail services do not allow using arbitrary sender address in SMTP mail, or may first require registering other email addresses as authorized senders.


SMTP_SERVER

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DESCRIPTION

The SMTP server to be used by cygport's announce command. If unset, 'localhost' will be used by default.


SMTP_SERVER_PORT

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DESCRIPTION

Port number for SMTP_SERVER. If undefined, port 465 will be used if SMTP_ENCRYPTION is 'ssl', otherwise port 25 will be used by default.


SMTP_ENCRYPTION

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DESCRIPTION

Encryption method for connection to SMTP_SERVER. Valid values are 'ssl' for SMTPS and 'tls' for SMTP+STARTTLS. If undefined, no encryption will be used (not recommended).

NOTE

If set to 'ssl', SMTP_SERVER_PORT will default to port 465.


SMTP_USER

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DESCRIPTION

Username for authenticating with SMTP_SERVER, if required.


SMTP_PASS

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DESCRIPTION

Password for authenticating with SMTP_SERVER, if required.

WARNING

If defined, be sure that this file has 0600 permissions so that other users may not read your password.