new port config in /etc?

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at
Sat May 1 23:21:24 UTC 2010

On Sat, 01 May 2010 11:19:32 -0600
Brad Waite <freebsd at> wrote:

> I'm attempting to port FreePBX (asterisk GUI) which is built for
> CentOS.  The config file is hard coded in a number to be
> "/etc/amportal.conf".  I changed all occurrences to
> "${LOCALBASE}/etc/amportal.conf" and made patch files for the port.


> That worked for the original build, but FreePBX has a built-in
> upgrade feature which can replace any of those patches files with
> upgraded versions.  Of course, the new files are using the old
> "/etc/amportal.conf".
> What's the best way to handle this?  Should I have the port create a
> symlink from /etc/amportal.conf to /usr/local/etc/amportal.conf?
> That seems to be the simplest solution, but also vaguely feels like
> The Wrong Thing(tm).
> Trying to patch the newly upgraded files would be a nightmare.  I
> could try to do a search/replace on the known directories, but
> there's no way to be sure there aren't new dirs created and used in
> the upgrade.  Obviously a recursive search from / is impractical.
> And what would trigger this replacement anyway?  I could build it in
> to the initial version via patch file, but that file could be updated
> in the upgrade.
> In a similar situation, there's a handful of files that have
> a /bin/bash or /bin/perl shebang that were upgraded as well.

Maybe you can disable auto-update? Or maybe you can wrap it into a
script, make it run inside a chroot and patch and then move the files
in the right place?

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