Locally modifying ports

Volodymyr Kostyrko c.kworr at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 08:28:15 UTC 2012

Chris Ross wrote:
>    So, I've been a NetBSD user for many years, and am looking more
> at FreeBSD now.  Trying to build myself a system, I find that I have a
> long-held delta to a package on my NetBSD system, and I keep it
> in a patch-local-* file in NetBSD pkgsrc.
>    I can't figure out if FreeBSD ports has a way to keep and automatically
> apply "local" patches to ports.  I want to modify the way the internals of
> a package/port operate, and not in a way that makes sense to move up-
> stream.  It's just my preference.
>    Is there a way in FreeBSD ports to keep a "make this change to the
> source code after extracting and before compiling" type of thing in the
> tree?

Ports just has been transferred to subversion. With subversion you can 
apply your patches to the tree and subversion will maintain them 
notifying you on possible conflicts. I'm already using this one for the 
patches to Mk that hasn't been committed for a long time.

Sphinx of black quartz judge my vow.

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