startupitem.inetdcompat or newbie base hacking!

James Berry jberry at
Sat Apr 21 19:45:42 PDT 2007


On Apr 21, 2007, at 7:23 PM, markd at wrote:

> I think it would be desirable to have a startupitem that supports
> inetdcompatibility in MacPorts.  It seems to me it wouldn't be that  
> hard
> since the heavy lifting was already done in MP 1.2.  So I've hacked  
> the
> portstartupitem.tcl file for some new startupitems and I want to  
> test it
> so I tried replacing the current copy in ${prefix} with the  
> modified file
> but it isn't recognizing my new variables.  What is the proper way  
> to test
> a new portstartupitem.tcl file?

Great idea to work on that stuff a bit more. Modifying the code in $ 
{prefix} is the right thing to do. I'm not sure which variables  
you're having trouble with, but one thing to be aware of is that the  
option variables for startupitem are declared in portdestroot.tcl.


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