Elegant way to hack port source

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at tx.rr.com
Fri Mar 19 20:18:14 UTC 2010

--On Friday, March 19, 2010 13:01:30 -0700 Charlie Kester 
<corky1951 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Whenever I modify a port like this, I usually make a copy of it under
> root's home directory and install it from there.  That way, I can keep
> my copy of the portstree in complete synch with the official one, and
> there's no need to worry about updates quashing my changes.  It also
> provides a quick-and-dirty way to see which ports I've modified.

To the O.P.:

How about submiting the patch to the community so it can be added by the port 
maintainer?  If it actually fixes a bug in the software you can't be the only 
one would benefit from the patch.

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
As if it wasn't already obvious, my opinions
are my own and not those of my employer.
"It is as useless to argue with those who have
renounced the use of reason as to administer
medication to the dead." Thomas Jefferson

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