Re: How to correctly reference WRKSRC of another port?

From: Chris <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2021 16:59:26 UTC
On 2021-05-25 04:27, Ronald Klop wrote:
> Van: Philipp Ost <>
> Datum: maandag, 24 mei 2021 20:16
> Aan:
> Onderwerp: How to correctly reference WRKSRC of another port?
>> Hi everyone,
>> I'm currently working on a port (my first ;-)) which has a (optional) build 
>> time dependency on the sources of math/nauty.
>> Currently, I've hardwired '/usr/ports/math/nauty/work/nauty27r1' as 
>> argument to the configure script, but that's clearly not the way to do it.
>> The Porter's Handbook mentions using WRKDIRPREFIXPORTSDIR [0], but that 
>> does not work. A search for WRKDIRPREFIXPORTSDIR in /usr/ports/Mk comes up 
>> empty. Do I explicitly have to define this variable?
>> I've set NAUTY_BUILD_DEPENDS=nauty>0:math/nauty:extract. How do I correctly 
>> reference nauty's WRKSRC?
>> It would be nice if anyone could point me in the right direction.
>> Thanks in advance!
>> Philipp
>> [0] 
> Hi,
> I have no opinion on this, but just trying to think along.
> Isn't it easier to add the math/nauty sources to the DISTFILES of your port?
There must be a 101 ways to do this. But not having looked at the source for 
port, I'm inclined with Ronald.
It wouldn't be unlike getting/using 2 sources from GitHub and combining them 
the build. Simply use knob set aside for extra sources. IOW fetch the "extra" 
and unpack it in the ${WRKSRC} tree along with your source && include the 
headers from there.

HTH and good luck!

> Ronald.