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Date:      Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:14:00 +0200
From:      Fabian Keil <>
To:        Chris Ross <>
Subject:   Re: Locally modifying ports
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Chris Ross <> wrote:

>   So, I've been a NetBSD user for many years, and am looking more
> at FreeBSD now.  Trying to build myself a system, I find that I have a
> long-held delta to a package on my NetBSD system, and I keep it
> in a patch-local-* file in NetBSD pkgsrc.
>   I can't figure out if FreeBSD ports has a way to keep and automatically
> apply "local" patches to ports.  I want to modify the way the internals of
> a package/port operate, and not in a way that makes sense to move up-
> stream.  It's just my preference.
>   Is there a way in FreeBSD ports to keep a "make this change to the
> source code after extracting and before compiling" type of thing in the
> tree?

I'm not aware of something similar to pkgsrc's $LOCALPATCHES, but you
can still drop local patches in the "files" directory of the port:


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