Elegant way to hack port source

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Fri Mar 19 20:06:43 UTC 2010

>>>>> "Charlie" == Charlie Kester <corky1951 at comcast.net> writes:

Charlie> Whenever I modify a port like this, I usually make a copy of it under
Charlie> root's home directory and install it from there.  That way, I can keep
Charlie> my copy of the portstree in complete synch with the official one, and
Charlie> there's no need to worry about updates quashing my changes.  It also
Charlie> provides a quick-and-dirty way to see which ports I've modified.

Isn't that also what /usr/ports/local is for?

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