how to recompile a port in a clean maneer?
eric.devolder at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 01:07:49 PDT 2005
Thank you Chuck, now I better understand what's behind this. Maybe
just a side question: Can I "refresh" the files contained in
/usr/ports with the one of an older release? for example, I would like
to use ports from 4.3 while I'm running a 4.11 for now. Of course, my
/usr/ports reflects only ports for 4.11. How can I replace them with
the 4.3 ones?
2005/10/6, Chuck Swiger <cswiger at mac.com>:
> Eric Devolder wrote:
> [ ... ]
> > My specific questions are:
> > * how to fetch the source code of a port? and especially from another release?
> cd /usr/ports/mail/postfix # or whatever port you want
> make fetch
> If you want to fetch a different version of the port, you can change the
> Makefile in the port's directory, along with anything else that may be needed
> (the patches under files will need to be adjusted, if any, etc).
> > * how to unpack, change the makefile, compile?
> make extract
> cd work
> cd _path_ # this depends on the port and version, then edit files
> # cd back to the top-level port directory
> > * how to package it again?
> make package
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