On Mon, 18 Aug 2003, Erik Trulsson wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 10:38:46AM -0700, Kevin Stevens wrote:
> > I'm struggling with an issue in trying to compile ports.  The specific one
> > is the imap-uw port, but it's a more general question.  I need to be able
> > to download and expand the distribution file, then to perform some source
> > code modifications, and then compile and install the port.
>
> First do a 'make patch', which will extract the distfile and apply the
> patches that are part of the port.
> The do a 'cd' into the workdir and modify the sources as you wish, and
> then 'cd' back into the port-directory, and do a 'make install' which
> will configure, compile and install that port using the source code
> that you have modified.
> Works just fine for me, and there is no reason it shouldn't work for
> you too.

Thanks!  The 'make patch' target is what I was missing, I was blowing past
that with an initial 'make', and then getting stuck in various 'deinstall;
reinstall' loops.  I'll post back if I have further problems, but I
suspect this is the answer I needed.

KeS
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