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Date:      Fri, 02 Nov 2012 22:24:54 -0600
From:      Gary Aitken <>
To:        "Ronald F. Guilmette" <>
Subject:   Re: What tool is generating the various normal port install messages?
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On 11/02/12 21:41, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> I ran into something that looks like a small bug relating to install
> of the ffmpeg port.  (See below.)  I will be filing of formal PR (shortly)
> to report this bug, but usually, I do try to spend at least a few
> minutes before I file any formal PR, trying to work out for myself
> what the proper solution or workaround is.  In this case however
> I am utterly stumped.  I can't even get to first base.  This has
> made me realize that I know a lot less about the FreeBSD ports
> building system than I thought I did.
> So I'm asking:  Which tool (or piece of code) is it, exactly, that
> prints all these normal build messages when building or installing
> a port? I mean specifically these ones:
> 	===>   Generating temporary packing list
> 	INSTALL <...>
> 	STRIP <...>
> Who generates those message?

I don't know squat about the ports build but the Generating... string is
from /usr/ports/Mk/


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