SymLinks need to be created during install

Susan Mackay susanmackay at
Sat Sep 29 03:47:26 PDT 2007


Thank you - the post-destroot part was what I'm after. Also, thank you for
the reference to the 'tk' port - I suspected that there was something out
there but there are too many ports to blindly search through when I had no
idea what to look for.


On 29/9/07 19:05, "Ryan Schmidt" <ryandesign at> wrote:

> On Sep 28, 2007, at 19:03, Susan Mackay wrote:
>> In order to get around some library referencing issues, I would
>> like to
>> create a symlink in /opt/local/lib that points to where the .dylib
>> file
>> actually resides.
>> What is the necessary command (I know what it is from the terminal
>> once the
>> whole thing is activated) and where should I put this in the portfile?
> I guess that would be the "ln" command, similar to the terminal ln
> command.
> See the "tk" port for an example:
> post-destroot {
>      ln -s ${prefix}/bin/wish8.4 ${destroot}${prefix}/bin/wish
>      ln -s ${prefix}/lib/libtk8.4.dylib ${destroot}${prefix}/lib/
> libtk.dylib
> [snip]
> }
> The -s means symbolic (as opposed to hard) link.
> The first path is the symbolic link's target, where the actual file
> is (or rather will be, after activation) on disk.
> The second path is where to create the symlink. You must create this
> inside ${destroot}, probably should be inside ${destroot}${prefix},
> in your case inside ${destroot}${prefix}/lib.

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