Need Complete Idiots Guide To Fixing My Ports
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Mon Jul 7 18:16:56 UTC 2014
On Mon, Jul 07, 2014 at 09:29:12AM -0500, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
> So the portmaster is nagging me to update my ports to the newfangled ports
> system. I glanced at the docs and it looks like way more effort than I
> want to put into it. I have REALLY simple ports of things like python
> programs and their docs.
> Is there some simple, 4 step process I can apply to my ports without having
> to resort to testing with poudriere and the like? (Because I won't bother,
> I'll just quit supporting the FreeBSD ports model and release stuff
> on my own website ...)
1) Read https://wiki.freebsd.org/ports/StageDir, /usr/ports/Mk/bsd.python.mk,
2) Start with a new empty Makefile, to get rid of all the cruft.
3) Re-write the Makefile with the above references and other Python ports that
were already fixed. If you're not changing a version, you can keep the distinfo.
If you are using distutils, you might not even have to write a pkg-plist.
4) Run `env DEVELOPER=yes make stage && make check-plist && make package` *as
a normal user* and portlint on your new port to test.
I've got some patches for Python-based ports in the queue it you want to have a look at
Possibly 190674 is a-typical because this software has a Makefile instead of a
setup.py. This is because I'm combining the script and its dedicated modules into
a single zip-file for convenience.
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