private ports and pkgs versioning

Mark Linimon linimon at
Tue Oct 18 12:54:23 UTC 2016

On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 08:49:06AM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Yes, there is a lot of useful stuff in the ports tree to support local
> ports or even whole local categories of ports.  I can't recall now how I
> learned about all this stuff -- it may well have been just be a
> combination of reading Makefiles and hints dropped on mailing lists.  I
> cannot recall a document describing this stuff anywhere.

I don't believe that there is one.

I'm sure there are N locally-grown solutions out in the wild.

We ought to work together to poll people on what they use.

As for adding the category, I think there's a quick fix, if you don't
care about building INDEX.  Add USE_LOCAL_MK=yes to your Makefile
invocations, and use the patch below.

Note: I haven't tried this yet, so adding the category to ports/Makefile
may also be necessary to pacify ports/Mk/ (e.g. INDEX.)

Index: ports/Mk/
--- ports/Mk/	(revision 423944)
+++ ports/Mk/	(working copy)
@@ -14,6 +14,8 @@
 # time should live.
 .endif # !defined(_POSTMKINCLUDED) && !defined(Local_Pre_Include)
 .if defined(_POSTMKINCLUDED) && !defined(Local_Post_Include)


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