On 6 Mar 2018, at 16:19, Joshua Root <j...@macports.org> wrote: > On 2018-3-7 01:58 , Ken Cunningham wrote: >> >> port create URL >> Might make things faster and easier for people to get started and up and >> running. > There's a fairly basic tool called portfile-gen in contrib.
I took a bit to find it, so here's the link https://github.com/macports/macports-contrib/tree/master/portfile-gen. I learned to write a portfile following some article in the wild, then I went through the whole guide, landed eventually in the mailing list. While portfile-gen might help (homebrew has a similar feature), an *overview* of how to write a portfile is much needed.