question: maintaining patch separately from ports cvs

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Jan 27 13:34:44 PST 2004

On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 11:39:13AM +0100, Mohacsi Janos wrote:
> Dear All,
> 	Are there any possible way to maintain a local patch against a
> certain port.
> 	Let's consider a following scenario:
> - There is port named foo/bar that is maintained and constantly updated by
> the certain maintainer of FreeBSD foo/bar port.
> - Somebody wants to use the port, but a heavily modified way e.g.:
> patched setup in chroot, jail environment, setup with certain
> configuration defaults, that is extremely local specific
> How can one achieve such scenario without interfering the FreeBSD port
> system and benefiting the regular update of the port?

Use cvs to check out and update your ports tree - see the handbook for

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