How to descend into the extract to build in a subdir

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Tue Nov 27 20:46:27 UTC 2012

--On November 27, 2012 2:24:12 PM -0600 Paul Schmehl 
<pschmehl_lists at> wrote:

> I'm working on a port that requires a separate ./configure and ./make to
> build libraries before you build the main source.  How is this done in
> ports?
> I figure you have to do something in pre-build:, but I'm not sure exactly
> what.
> (cd ${WRKSRC}/subdir && ${MAKE}) causes make to fail entirely.  I'm
> having trouble finding a comparable example in ports and there doesn't
> seem to be anything about it in the porters handbook (that I have found.)

Never mind.  I figured it outl

        (cd ${WRKSRC}/aux/broccoli && ./configure)
        (cd ${WRKSRC}/aux/broccoli && ${MAKE})

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