EXTRA_PATCHES considered harmful?

Adam Weinberger adamw at adamw.org
Sat Sep 23 22:37:30 UTC 2017

> On 23 Sep, 2017, at 15:39, Julian Elischer <julian at freebsd.org> wrote:
> currently if you set EXTRA_PATCHES and the port you are making decides to build a second port as a dependency, EXTRA_PATCHES is passed to the second port which them obiously fails to patch it.
> e.g.  cd /usr/ports/emulators/open-vm-tools-nox11; Make EXTRA_PATCHES=/foo/bar/patch1
> will fail when it tries to apply the patch files to each dependency.
> AM I doing something wrong here?

Hi Julian,

I think EXTRA_PATCH_TREE is a better option for what you're looking for. You put patches in there in a tree that gets essentially overlaid on the ports tree.

Then put your patch1 in /usr/patches/emulators/open-vm-tools-nox11

# Adam

Adam Weinberger
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