Third "RFC" on on pkg-data ideas for ports

Garance A Drosihn drosih at
Mon May 24 14:48:15 PDT 2004

At 3:46 PM -0400 5/24/04, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
>At 7:38 PM +0200 5/24/04, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
>>ATM you can checkout one (new/updated) port from cvs into
>>any non-"ports/" directory and it will work just fine
>>(depending on the dependencies of the port). I don't see
>>how this is possible with [the above] approach.
>..., I was assuming
>that the end-user would still be working in a copy of the
>entire ports-collection, so I was just going to download
>into ports/Packages.  Maybe that isn't the right idea.

Actually, the solution is probably pretty simple.  Just
create a distfiles/Patches directory, and download any
missing "ports-collection patches" into that directory,
if we can't find them in ports/Patches...

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad at
Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih at

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