Kai Grossjohann wrote:
Charles Swiger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
Oh, yes.  The first time you run into a problem and fix it yourself,
or make a change to the programs to add some feature that you want,
you will discover the serious advantages.

However, if you never try to fix bugs or write code for yourself, then
you aren't going to gain nearly as much from using source compared
with using precompiled binaries.

How does one deal with local changes in the software when installing as a port?

One way is to put your local changes into files/patch-aa [1] using diff format. Other times it's as simple as defining some environment variables by passing them into make, via /etc/make.conf, etc.


[1]: Choose whatever name seems appropriate, perhaps files/patch-src-file.c; the patch-aa naming convention works fine but is depricated.
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