how to efficiently work through generating patches using git and macports build process?

Zero King l2dy at
Fri Oct 13 12:02:26 UTC 2017

On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 02:19:39PM -0400, Michael Dickens wrote:
>You can always create or add them to a .gitignore file. If at the top-
>level GIT repo, this file impacts the whole repo. You would literally
>add "*.o" (but without the ""s) to this file to ignore all *.o files.
>Just be careful to not ignore port-original files.
>Example of how I do it; slightly different than Mojca's:
>sudo port extract gr-ofdm
>pushd $(port work gr-ofdm)
>sudo chmod -R a+rw .
>cd gr-ofdm<tab>
>git init
>git add -A
>git commit "init" > /dev/null
>Then, go about editing & any change will easily be found via "git
>status". You can also revert back to the "init" (or last commit) version
>of a file via "git checkout -- [filename]". Getting the changes is easy,
>via "git diff" ... but note that this diff is "patch -p1" style, not the
>usual MacPorts "patch -p0" style. It's easy to convert between them, but
>will generally be a pain if a lot of files have been changed. My git-foo
>isn't very strong, but these I know & they work quite well for fixing
>MacPorts ports via source.

`git diff --no-prefix` generates "patch -p0" style diff.

Best regards,
Zero King
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: smime.p7s
Type: application/x-pkcs7-signature
Size: 3612 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <>

More information about the macports-dev mailing list