Re: Creating ports with utilisation of

From: Baptiste Daroussin <>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2023 14:06:29 UTC
On Wed, Sep 13, 2023 at 03:42:14PM +0200, Gordon Bergling wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to create two ports for software I have ported to FreeBSD.
> These two ports are classical 4.4BSD software that ship NetBSD and OpenBSD per default
> can could benefit FreeBSD users.
> The first one ist bsd-spell [1] and the other one is bsd-vacation [2].
> The code it self is straight forward, but I am unsure about the the Makefiles.
> In base they compiling just fine, but for a port I am
> unsure if the inclusion of is suitable for the port.
> Has anyone an advise on this topic. The sources are relativly simple,
> and I could rewrite the Makefiles if neccessary.
> Any help is very appreciated.
> --Gordon
> [1]
> [2]

There are plenty of ports relying on which are in the ports tree.

The ports tree knows how to deal with them, you will need for sure USES=uidfix,
maybe other things, look a for example ftp/freebsd-ftpd but there are many