any use to build from source?
cswiger at mac.com
Sun Jun 27 09:34:43 PDT 2004
Kai Grossjohann wrote:
> Charles Swiger <cswiger at mac.com> writes:
>> Oh, yes. The first time you run into a problem and fix it yourself,
>> or make a change to the programs to add some feature that you want,
>> you will discover the serious advantages.
>> However, if you never try to fix bugs or write code for yourself, then
>> you aren't going to gain nearly as much from using source compared
>> with using precompiled binaries.
> How does one deal with local changes in the software when installing
> as a port?
One way is to put your local changes into files/patch-aa  using diff
format. Other times it's as simple as defining some environment variables by
passing them into make, via /etc/make.conf, etc.
: Choose whatever name seems appropriate, perhaps files/patch-src-file.c;
the patch-aa naming convention works fine but is depricated.
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