Patching? Probably a trivial question, but...

Chris Rees utisoft at
Wed May 27 15:48:51 UTC 2009

2009/5/27 Kurt Buff <kurt.buff at>:
> All,
> I've gotten a patch for a program in the ports tree from one of the
> authors of the program - not the port maintainer - to fix a small
> problem, but don't know how to install the updated port.
> I cd'ed into the
> /usr/ports/%CATEGORY%/%PROGRAM%/work/%PROGRAM-VERSION% directory, then
> performed 'patch <patch-name' successfully, AFAICT.
> Then I did a make, but got no output.
> So - I'm obviously lacking clue here. Anyone have a spare set?
> Kurt
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Which directory did you run the make in?


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