Subject: Re: hacking pkgsrc
To: Geert Hendrickx <>
From: Johnny Lam <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 03/02/2006 17:42:58
Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 11:41:18AM -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
>>If you have a patch for pkgsrc, feel free to email this mailing list (if
>>not too long), to the MAINTAINER, and/or submit using GNATS/send-pr if
>>you don't want it forgotten.
> Also worth mentioning is LOCALPATCHES.  If you want to apply a patch to the
> sources on your system, but this patch isn't useful for others, you can put
> it under ${LOCALPATCHES}/category/package, so that you don't have to
> manually patch the sources everytime you (re)build that package.  

It is also a little-known fact that you can keep the patches in the 
pkgsrc tree if you name them patch-local-*, e.g. 
pkgsrc/devel/gmake/patches/patch-local-1.  These patches are applied 
during the patch phase automatically.


	-- Johnny Lam <>