How to handle 'local' ports/packages?

martinko martinkov at
Mon Apr 10 18:30:18 UTC 2006

Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
> freebsd-questions at wrote:
>> Ok, that's fine, but how can I have a port on my system that isn't in the
>> ports tree available to the world? I mean, won't anything I add to my
>> local
>> tree be deleted by cvsup'ing?
> cvsup won't delete things you add, but I believe portsnap does.
> I have a whole new port, and local patches for another in my /usr/ports
> tree and they just stay there.
> hth,
> --Alex

i'm not so sure about portsnap -- i've got my new port in
/usr/ports/sysutils and portsnap does not touch it when updating.


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