Re: Porting forks

From: Tatsuki Makino <>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2023 22:16:59 UTC

I'm a little concerned about it too, but...

> xenoveritas-abuse
> abuse-xenoveritas

I think it would be that way, and I don't think it would be that way :)

I already have a synthesizer helm port in my local tree.
However, it's name conflicts with sysutils/helm.
So I work around it by doing the following:

PORTNAME=       helm
PKGNAMESUFFIX=  -synthesizer

The portname should match the name in the distfile, so a different name will increase the number of somewhat cumbersome variable definitions.
For example, audio/libamrnb, audio/libamrwb and astro/geographiclib.

Since PKGNAME{PREFIX,SUFFIX} is also used to indicate differences in flavor, the above method raises the possibility of making that distinction difficult.

What is the best way to do it?