linux-f10-nss_ldap: my first port - be gentle :)

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Fri Jan 6 21:43:15 UTC 2012

On Sat, 07 Jan 2012 00:33:30 +1000 Da Rock
<freebsd-ports at> wrote:

> On 01/05/12 21:18, Gary Jennejohn wrote:

> > See the comment in /usr/ports/Mk/  There are lots of
> > very informative comments in that file.
> I've read that before too, but I seem to be missing something 
> fundamental about ports here. I need to get a handle on all this
> before I can proceed. I'm pulling it apart now, anyway.

The linux ports are far from normal FreeBSD ports. There are two levels
of indirections involved. The ports which make up the linux
infrastructure ports (USE_LINUX_APPS=xxx; defined in you don't need it for your port I think)
- typically ports which are needed by several other linux ports - are
similar to e.g. GNOME ports, but they don't use like the
other FreeBSD ports, but the And

bsam@ and me wrote those linux mk files, and at least I need to consult
the files if I review a linux port more often than if I review a normal
FreeBSD port. So if you don't get it the first time, don't be afraid,
you didn't chose to make one of the most easy ports.


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