make package for ports, general question

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at
Thu Feb 25 07:52:26 UTC 2010

On Wed, 24 Feb 2010 21:25:06 -0800
Jason <jhelfman at> wrote:

 [ .. ]

> That being said, I ran into an item today that had me perplexed.
> Basically, it comes down to this:
> Why is it that "make package" doesn't include the execution
> instructions noted in the Makefile. To me, with my new knowledge of
> the ports system, seems like double the work for development and
> maintaining a port and package. I'm not just speaking for someone
> that maintains internal ports, but the many developers that maintain
> ports in the official ports tree for FreeBSD.

 [ .. ]

What exactly doesn't work for you? Are you talking about pkg-message?

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