Elegant way to hack port source

Alejandro Imass ait at p2ee.org
Fri Mar 19 17:01:02 UTC 2010

On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 12:56 PM, Jason <jhelfman at e-e.com> wrote:
> You can do it this way in the ports system:
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/porters-handbook/slow-patch.html
> I handle all my patching for ports this way.

Ok. I guess I'll stop my laziness and RT-W-FM!

Alejandro Imass

> -jgh
> On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 12:35:30PM -0400, Alejandro Imass thus spake:
>> Hi,
>> I need to modify a file from a port before building. Specifically, the
>> sane-backends pnm.c driver has a bug and the folks at the original
>> project has not fixed for a while. I need to modify pnm.c in the work
>> directory before compiling. What is an elegant way of doing this? If I
>> make and then modify, the main make file does not see the change made
>> in the file and will not recompile. And since there is no actual
>> makefile in the work subdirectory I can't compile there either!
>> There must be a FreeBSD way of dealing with modifying a port source
>> before compiling. Please advise.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Alejandro Imass
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