Re: How to override port Makefile to point to local directory?

From: Chris <>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2022 03:49:43 UTC
On 2022-05-15 20:29, Pat Maddox wrote:
> I am writing software that I would eventually like to install on FreeBSD. 
> I'm
> currently stuck trying to write a Makefile that will point to my local git 
> dir, so
> I can build and install it while I'm developing. All of the finished 
> Makefiles
> reference tar packages, which makes sense. But when I'm actively developing, 
> I
> don't want to commit the code, push it, have it built, update the makefile 
> with
> the commit, and make.
> Does anyone know of a way to override options to a port's Makefile to point 
> to a
> local directory on disk? I want to run "sudo make install" and "make 
> package" from
> my development directory, using the same Makefile that would be in the ports 
> tree.
You can perform make out of tree build/installs w/o issue. The ports 
will post a couple of warnings. But nothing to stop you from development. I 
do it out
of ~/DEV/<category>/port-im-developing all the time.


> Pat