[nycbug-talk] creating "local" ports

csnyder chsnyder at gmail.com
Fri Nov 3 17:58:28 EST 2006

On 11/3/06, Charles Sprickman <spork at bway.net> wrote:
> I'm
> specifically looking to have an additional local category and having some
> way of adjusting dependencies so that for example a port that depends on
> qmail will instead depend on LOCAL/qmail...

That sounds like a holy grail kinda thing.

It seems like the most straightforward way to do it would be to
replace /usr/ports/mail/qmail with your own port, and concentrate on
figuring out how to make that persist from cvsup to cvsup. Any ports
that depend on qmail would just build it and go. I hope I didn't just
give everyone hives with that suggestion.

You could always put together your _own_ ports distribution. Nobody
says you have to use FreeBSD's, but that's only practical if you need
to track a few hundred or fewer upstream ports.

Chris Snyder

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