Patching? Probably a trivial question, but...

Chris Rees utisoft at
Wed May 27 16:25:19 UTC 2009

Er, I also need to learn that reply-all skill! This'll make for easy
understanding in the Archives....

2009/5/27 Kurt Buff <kurt.buff at>:
> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 08:48, Chris Rees <utisoft at> wrote:
>> 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?
>> Chris
> /usr/ports/%CATEGORY%/%PROGRAM%

There's the easy fix out the window.

Perhaps you should try Wojciech's idea, and put the patch in the
/u/p/c/n/files/ directory.

Does that work?


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