Combining multiple programs in single port

Charlie Kester corky1951 at
Tue Feb 16 19:39:22 UTC 2010

On Tue 16 Feb 2010 at 10:27:56 PST Doug Barton wrote:
>On 2/16/2010 7:33 AM, Jeroen Schot wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I want to provide a port for a set of small utilities[1], all in the same
>> scope and from the same upstream, to FreeBSD. Since all are very small
>> (around 100 line of C), making seven separate ports seems a bit
>> overkill.
>Given that these are distinctly different tools, and seem to have their
>own individual sources, different ports would be the way to go.

In most cases where a port provides a suite of tools (e.g., my own
sysutils/moreutils), you'll find that the upstream author has already
bundled them together into a single distfile.

Doing that on the port side seems like more trouble than it's worth.

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