Need help with new port math/ggobi

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at
Sun Jan 31 14:56:10 UTC 2010

On 31.01.2010 15:36 (UTC+1), b. f. wrote:
> On 1/31/10, Rainer Hurling<rhurlin at>  wrote:
>> I have a last question before I will do send-pr for my new port math/ggobi.
>> The original program wants to install 'ggobi.pc' under
>>     /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/
>> instead of
>>     /usr/local/libdata/pkgconfig/
>> I wrote a small patch in Makefile to change the location:
>> post-patch:
>> 	@${REINPLACE_CMD} -e
>> 's|$$(libdir)/pkgconfig|${PREFIX}/libdata/pkgconfig|' \
>> 		${WRKSRC}/ \
>> 		${WRKSRC}/
>> Do you think this replacement is save enough if someone wants to install
>> in another place?
> At first glance, it looks okay, although if you are not remaking
>, you could probably just patch, and ignore
>  But since you are already using some components of
> Gnome, you could instead just add 'gnomehack' to USE_GNOME, which
> already has some boilerplate code to do this, rather than adding your
> own custom post-patch target.  Also, I think that you can use @dirrm
> instead of @dirrmtry for  etc/xdg/ggobi (although not for etc/xdg).

USE_GNOME gnomehack:
Whow, I was not aware of it. Yes, it also takes care for the right place 
to install ggobi.pc.

@dirrmtry etc/xdg/ggobi:
This is because we can not be sure if a customized ggobirc file should 
remain for the next install or update.

Many thanks again for your help. I think it is time to prepare a PR now :-)


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