Re: How to correctly reference WRKSRC of another port?

From: Dan Mahoney <>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2021 14:07:42 UTC
> On May 27, 2021, at 5:31 AM, Mathieu Arnold <> wrote:
> 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.

This feels like the kind of thing that a "How Do I" would benefit from.

>> 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