Data files and ports

Eitan Adler lists at
Tue Jun 15 14:57:02 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 4:58 PM, Jesse Smith <jessefrgsmith at> wrote:
> I'm trying to port a program which is distributed in two separate
> packages from the upstream project. One package contains the executable
> program and the other contains data files. The Data package rarely
> changes. The idea being packaging them together would use up a lot of
> extra bandwidth.
> My instinct is to create a separate port for the Data package and list
> it as a dependency for the Executable port. I'd appreciate some
> guidance.

Others have already mentioned some ways for you to do this.
I just want to bring to your attention the games/doom and
games/doom-data ports as well as a few others

% ls -d /usr/ports/*/*-data|wc -l

Eitan Adler

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