Creating custom ports versions.
steffen at sdaoden.eu
Mon Nov 25 23:12:54 UTC 2019
Erich Eckner wrote in <alpine.LNX.2.21.99999.375.1911250848400.2310480 at n\
|On Mon, 25 Nov 2019, KPECT wrote:
|> Very often I use slightly modified ports just to achieve some additional \
|> remove some extra options that the original port provides. I'd like to
|> suggest to propose implementing a new ports function that would allow \
|> to create a child port (for example in /usr/ports/custom) that has \
|> the same
|> name as the parent, but which has some differences that the user needs.
|> Every time the ports are updated if the version of the parent port is
|> changed, this also affects the child ports, so you do not need to \
|> track them
|> I belieive that this is very demanded function.
|I would definitely use that feature. My approach so far was:
I also think this would be a nice feature! I could use that for
the minimum adjustment i need for dnssmasq, for example.
|put patches into /usr/patches/$repository/$port/
|and apply them during `ports -u`, resigning the ports using a private key.
|The feature itself is implemented as a patch to ports:
|What I like about this approach (and what I would like to see in an
|official implementation, too), is, that you do not need to modify anything
|in order to keep your packages up-to-date - as long as your patches
|still cleanly apply.
That is true. What i do not like with your approach is that the
original port is lost. I mean, one could reverse-apply the patch
and then everything is clear, even easier it is with a git-based
port. But wouldn't it be nicer to have some e.g. PKGMK_PATCH_DIR=
in /etc/pkgmk.conf, and to have build_package() of pkgmk look
whether that exists and has something to apply for the current
port, right after the call to unpack_source(), before it goes
On the other hand your approach integrates a signature.
.footprint changes are a problem whatever you do?!?
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