portmanager modifying bsd.port.mk

Chuck Robey chuckr at telenix.org
Mon Mar 9 18:09:25 PDT 2009

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RW wrote:
> On Sun, 08 Mar 2009 14:40:08 -0400
> Chuck Robey <chuckr at telenix.org> wrote:
>> Here's the portmanager listing, maybe someone here can tell me what's
>> causing portmanager to want to patch my bsd.port.mk, and why the
>> patchfile should be so far off, and what might be the CORRECT way to
>> fix this.  Oh, BTW, I run current, and keep myself that way via cvsup.
> IIRC the patch was made so that when portmanager built a port, the
> makefile would call back into  portmanager to let it modify the
> dependencies. Portmanager had a major rewrite just before the  original
> author had a row with some FreeBSD people and abandoned the project.
> AFAIK the feature wasn't yet used, so it doesn't matter if the patch
> doesn't apply since it's a null operation.

Ahh, I didn't realize that portmanager was moribund.  OK, I can figure out what
to do from here, then, thanks.  I might not like the method being used by
portmanager very much, but it's not worth complaining about a dead port.  Too
many other choices, aren't there?

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