On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 11:36, Mel Flynn <mel.flynn+fbsd.questi...@mailing.thruhere.net> wrote: > On Wednesday 27 May 2009 17:21:42 Kurt Buff wrote: >> All, >> >> I've gotten a patch for a program in the ports tree from one of the >> authors of the program - not the port maintainer - to fix a small >> problem, but don't know how to install the updated port. >> >> I cd'ed into the >> /usr/ports/%CATEGORY%/%PROGRAM%/work/%PROGRAM-VERSION% directory, then >> performed 'patch <patch-name' successfully, AFAICT. >> >> Then I did a make, but got no output. >> >> So - I'm obviously lacking clue here. Anyone have a spare set? > > Don't feel like reading the entire thread atm, but for reference: > - Patches need to have relative paths, where the root of the path corresponds > to the port's notion of $PATCH_WRKSRC > - You can find out this directory by running: > % make -C /usr/ports/category/portname -V PATCH_WRKSRC > The default is $WRKSRC which is $WRKDIR/$DISTNAME by default. > Example: > % make -C /usr/ports/sysutils/nagios-statd -V PATCH_WRKSRC > /stable/usr/obj/usr/ports/sysutils/nagios-statd/work/nagios-statd-3.12 > > - Patches are automatically applied if they reside in the port's notion of > PATCHDIR and are named patch-* > - You can find out this directory by running: > %make -C /usr/ports/category/portname -V PATCHDIR > The default is $.CURDIR/files. > Example: > % make -C /usr/ports/sysutils/nagios-statd -V PATCHDIR > /usr/ports/sysutils/nagios-statd/files > > - In order to apply a new patch after you have previously gone past the patch > stage (configure, build, install), either run make clean or: > % rm $(make -C /usr/ports/category/portname -V PATCH_COOKIE) > The above can cause problems, with the build. The normal course of action is > to make clean.
Excellent. I will be trying this tomorrow - I'm leaving work early today to get some things taken care of. Many thanks for this. Kurt _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"