Need help with patching a file in a new port....

Brian Kee brianakee at
Wed Sep 28 20:05:54 PDT 2005

I believe that the top of the patch file will need the relative path to the
file that you want to patch. I remember running into somthing similar a
while back.
 I do not maintain the patch file, so I have to do something like the
following to fix the problem:
 EXTRA_PATCHES+= ${WRKDIR}/<patch_file.diff>
${MV} ${WRKDIR}/sguil-0.5.3/sensor/snort_mods/2_1/spp_portscan_sguil.patch
${SED} -i .orig -e s,original/patchfile/name.c,path/to/new/name.c,

I know that it is not pretty, but it got the job done!

On 9/28/05, Eric Schuele <e.schuele at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm having slight difficulty creating a patch for a file in a new port....
> I have unpacked the source. It merely needs a path changed in the
> Makefile. So I fixed it, and created a port for it. However, the patch
> I made fails to apply. I get the message:
> "File to patch: "

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