How to build a BROKEN port?

Da Rock freebsd-questions at
Thu Dec 30 01:18:32 UTC 2010

On 12/30/10 11:10, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Dec 2010 10:49:25 +1000, Da Rock<freebsd-questions at>  wrote:
>> Pardon me for being the queer one to ask this- but how does one
>> force/override building a port marked as broken?
>> I'm not about to run a make install clean on it, but I would like to at
>> least have a crack at trying to fix whats wrong. In this particular case
>> its involving a particular arch, and seeing as I have this arch I'd
>> reckon I'm an ideal candidate to try and help fix it :)
>> I poked around for a bit for an answer, but pretty much all the info is
>> on how to mark it as broken- not overriding it.
> Edit it's 'Makefile'.  Look for an assignment of the form:
>      .if ${MACHINE_ARCH} = "amd64"
>      BROKEN=     This port fails to frobnicate foo on amd64.
>      .endif
> Remove this assignment, build the port and try to debug its problems.
> When you have a fix, run "make clean" in the port directory, save a copy
> of the entire port subdirectory somewhere and email the person or team
> listed in MAINTAINER with your fix.
I got that one. But what you have replied here has got my attention: 
${MACHINE_ARCH} and ${ARCH} the same? I have ${ARCH} in this one.

.if ${ARCH} == "amd64"

I'm stupid now, but I will learn... :)

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