Re: How to correctly reference WRKSRC of another port?

From: Mathieu Arnold <>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2021 12:31:44 UTC
On Wed, May 26, 2021 at 12:46:20AM +0200, Philipp Ost wrote:
> Thanks everyone for your help and suggestions so far!
> On 5/25/21 4:16 PM, Mathieu Arnold wrote:
> > On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 08:16:47PM +0200, Philipp Ost wrote:
> [snip]>
> > There is no best way to achieve what you need.  The probably easiest way
> > would be to follow what audio/pulseaudio-module-xrdp does, mainly:
> > 
> > BUILD_DEPENDS=	${NONEXISTENT}:math/nauty:patch
> > NAUTY_WRKSRC=   $$(${MAKE} -C ${PORTSDIR}/math/nauty -VWRKSRC)
> > 
> > and then wherever you hardcoded the /usr/ports/... just put
> Jan suggested essentially the same. ;-)
> > Note that the special BUILD_DEPENDS is required, otherwise, there is no
> > guarantee that the sources will actually be there.  Also, the :patch at
> > the end is the target youu actually need the sources to be in, maybe it
> > should be :configure or :build.
> The :extract target did work fine, it's actually just the raw sources which
> are needed. In the meantime some gremlins have crept in and now nothing
> seems to work as it did yesterday... Now I can't get the nauty sources to
> extract properly, neither using :extract or :patch. NAUTY_WRKSRC is set
> correctly; right now I don't know what might be amiss. If I can't figure it
> out myself I fear I have to bug the list again.

If you only need the sources, it is probably better to simply add the
nauty distribution file to DISTFILES.

Mathieu Arnold