How to deal with large number of patches in a port?

James O'Gorman james at
Thu Mar 16 21:38:11 UTC 2006

Hi Thierry,

On 16/3/06 21:25, Thierry Thomas wrote:
> Le Jeu 16 mar 06 à 22:09:40 +0100, James O'Gorman <james at>
>  écrivait :
>> Hi,
> Hello,
>> I'm about to update a port I maintain (sysutils/boxbackup), but due to 
>> the upstream software not currently being PREFIX-clean, I have a large 
>> number of patches (29 patches in total) I need to apply to the source 
>> tree. The majority of them are fairly small (just a few lines), but some 
>> of them are a bit larger.
> In such a case, perhaps could it be possible to fix PREFIX with sed

The majority of the patches are correcting hard-coded references to perl 
- replacing it with @PERL@ so that autoconf then replaces it with the 
true location of the perl executable.

Perhaps something like:

${REINPLACE_CMD} -e 's,#!/usr/bin/perl,#!${PERL},' \
	${WRKSRC}/file1 \
	${WRKSRC}/file2 \

would be better?


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