augmenting a port: request for advice

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Fri Dec 7 15:53:22 PST 2007

On Dec 7, 2007, at 8:03 AM, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:

> Andriy Gapon wrote:
>> on 07/12/2007 15:50 Andriy Gapon said the following:
>>> So I have this solution worth of Solomon's wisdom :-)
>>> It is to add an option to the port, say with WITH_FUSE. When the  
>>> option
>>> is turned on the port would download my sources in addition to the
>>> original sources, then modify the build scripts, patch the original
>>> sources and build an additional program udfclientfs. Updating  
>>> plist and
>>> dependencies would also be done, of course.
>> Please comment.
> Here is an idea.  I notice that the extra sources you want to  
> download are rather small (about 7000 bytes when zipped).  How  
> about if you put the sources into the "files" subdirectory of the  
> port itself, and then the port doesn't have to download anything  
> extra.
> So, for example, the portlint port comes complete with full  
> sources, adding up to nearly 100,000 bytes in its "files"  
> subdirectory.  So adding 7000 bytes to a port is going to be small  
> by comparison.

	No dice on that I think. It's artistic license, which means (AFAIK)  
that it can't be distributed with the ports tree as it's not BSD  
licensed code.

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