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Re: installing packages under obsd

On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 03:09:38PM -0800, Camille Davis wrote:
> You can go into the directory, like this for example ...
> /usr/ports/www/php4
> ... and edit the "Makefile" there to set your options.

Note that this isn't a recommended way to do things.  If the port doesn't
already have a FLAVOR supporting what you need, you should probably
contact the MAINTAINER about it, and have it added (this helps us all).

> Also good to update a port by CVS *before* you install it.  Like this:
> $ cd /usr/ports/www/php4
> $ export CVSROOT="anoncvs_(_at_)_anoncvs1_(_dot_)_ca_(_dot_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org:/cvs"
> $ export CVS_RSH="/usr/bin/ssh"
> $ cvs up -r OPENBSD_2_9 -Pd

It's a bad idea to update your local copy of individual ports apart
from the ports infrastructure.  In most cases, NEED_VERSION will prevent
this from working anyway.  Do the above, but from /usr/ports.

Also, realize that although this example fetches ports from 2.9-stable
(which is okay), ports itself tracks -current, and breakage could occur
if you're using -current ports, but not -current src.