Creating new port

olli hauer ohauer at gmx.de
Thu May 29 08:00:08 UTC 2014


On 2014-05-28 12:01, Raghu HB wrote:
> Thanks Michelle for quick response.
> 
> 
> First I would like to explain what is the application and how I am trying
> to create port.
> 
> We have some command line utilities to run on FreeBSD (Storage controller
> software).
> The installer should contain few binaries and scripts which will be
> deployed on FreeBSD OS.
> The binaries are pre-compiled and scripts will be used to
> start/stop/restart the services or daemons.
> 
> Created below directory structure "/usr/ports/distfiles/":
> 
> ./mrmonitor-1.1
> ./mrmonitor-1.1/bin
> ./mrmonitor-1.1/bin/mrmonitor
> ./mrmonitor-1.1/bin/mrmonitor/testmonitor
> ./mrmonitor-1.1/Makefile
> 
> I created a tar.gz file which contains the above directory structure with
> the name mrmonitor-1.1.tar.gz.
> 
> The Makefile contents:
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> # $FreeBSD$
> PORTNAME=       mrmonitor
> PORTVERSION=    1.1
> CATEGORIES=     misc
> MASTER_SITES=
> 
> MAINTAINER=    Raghu.hb at avagotech.com
> COMMENT=       MRMonitor
> .include <bsd.port.mk>
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> 
> 
> Created a home directory /home/Raghu, Created 3 new files Makefile,
> pkg-descr
> 
> The Makefile contents:
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> # $FreeBSD$
> PORTNAME=       mrmonitor
> PORTVERSION=    1.1
> CATEGORIES=     misc
> MASTER_SITES=
> 
> MAINTAINER=    Raghu.hb at avagotech.com
> COMMENT=       MRMonitor
> .include <bsd.port.mk>
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> 
> 
> pkg-descr
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> This is MRMonitor port
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> 
> pkg-plist
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> bin/mrmonitor
> bin/mrmonitor/testmonitor
> @dirrm bin/mrmonitor
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> 
> 
> 
> Now I run the command make makesum which is successful, then I ran the
> command make package I got the errors (attached the error  messages) .
> 
> May be I am doing something wrong in some basic configuration, please
> correct me.
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> Raghu
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michelle Sullivan [mailto:michelle at sorbs.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 3:14 PM
> To: Raghu HB
> Cc: FreeBSD Ports ML
> Subject: Re: Creating new port
> 
> Raghu HB wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>>
>>
>> I am new to FreeBSD and I am in a process of creating new port for one
>> of the application.
>>
>> I have gone through the steps in handbook and I tried to create new
>> port but I am not successful.
>>
>>
>>
>> I would request you to send one sample example to create new port with
>> all the steps explained would be a great help.
>>
>>
> 
> What's the application, can you send me your Makefile so far and what
> errors you're getting?
> 
> And I'll try and take a look.
> 
> Michelle
> 
> --
> Michelle Sullivan
> http://www.mhix.org/
> 

Reading the make-error log it looks like `make' is called recursive.
In case the the port does not compile anything try to add the keyword NO_BUILD=yes into the port Makefile and use a 'do-install:' target.

e.g.

COMMENT= 	...

NO_BUILD=	yes

do-install:
	${INSTALL} ${WRKSRC}/${ARCH}/mrmonitor ${STAGEDIR}${LOCALBASE}/bin
	${INSTALL_SCRIPT} ${WRKSRC}/scripts/$scriptXX ${STAGEDIR}${LOCALBASE}/bin
...
.include <bsd.port.mk>


If you could provide your full Makefile and a link to the distfile I'm sure the port can be finished in short time.
As a hint look at the simple sysutils/tw_cli port


-- 
Regards,
olli


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