Elegant way to hack port source

Charlie Kester corky1951 at comcast.net
Fri Mar 19 20:35:16 UTC 2010

On Fri 19 Mar 2010 at 13:06:41 PDT Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
>>>>>> "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?

I think so. Hopefully somebody more knowledgeable than me will confirm
or deny.

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