Is staging a port really this simple?

John Marino at
Sun May 25 06:59:10 UTC 2014

On 5/25/2014 07:04, Perry Hutchison wrote:
> Some months ago, Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at> wrote:
>> ... if you need any help staging your ports I can provide reviews.
> I have a couple of ports that need staging support added, and I've
> finally managed to find time to look into it.  Having read such
> documentation as I could easily find using Google, and looked at
> the ports, I am feeling as if I must have overlooked something
> -- because the only changes that seem to be needed are to insert
> ${STAGEDIR} into a few lines in the Makefiles.
> Granted these are not complex ports, but if it really is this easy
> I have to wonder what all the uproar has been about :)
> What-all have I missed?

You didn't miss much -- except adding the man page to the pkg-plist and
removing the MAN* definitions from the makefile.

When the "install" target is defined, staging is normally pretty simple
to do.


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