Manually registering dependencies for ports

RW rwmaillists at
Mon Jun 7 16:34:47 UTC 2010

On Mon, 07 Jun 2010 08:53:53 +0100
Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> wrote:

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> On 07/06/2010 02:10:33, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> > Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:

> > So --- this is what I would do.  If I had a set of scripts that I
> > wanted to install, I would write my own local port whose job is to
> > install the scripts, and which lists the needed dependencies as
> So, you're creating your own meta-port that exists only to be depended
> on by the ports you specifically want to have installed?  That's a
> really good idea.  You might need to fill out the contents of your
> "wanted-ports" meta-port a bit more, but the concept seems sound to
> me.
> It shouldn't cause horrendous problems with most package tools -- they
> all cope with things like bsdpan- ports already, which don't have any
> directory in the ports tree. 

If it's a metaport then it does have an origin.

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