port make?

John B Brown jbb at vcn.com
Thu Dec 8 09:35:18 PST 2011

Dear Folk,

	I'll be less obscure, so the question will be direct. What does 
${portbuildpath} define as? That was the reference I gave which has NO 
definition whatsoever on the referred page. Better would be a full definition 
for ${workpath}. Do these things exist under `build' or `source' or `distfiles' 
or where? I'm not talking some esoteric locations here.

	This was my original question.

`    The reference was enlightening, but what does ${worksrcpath} mean? It is 
part of the definitions for configure, build, and destroot. Ultimately it's 
defined in terms of ${portbuildpath} which has only one use on that page in the 
definition of workpath. ???'

	The page: [http://guide.macports.org/#reference.phases] Its huge.

Bradley Giesbrecht wrote:
> On Dec 8, 2011, at 8:52 AM, John B Brown wrote:
>> Jeremy Lavergne wrote:
>>>> Any help? (really my reason for writing this is "shouldn't there be a
>>>> $ port make or shouldn't $ port build re-run it?
>>> You might become familiar with the various phases available:
>>> http://guide.macports.org/#reference.phases
>>> or the man page.
>>> Rather than going past all the phases and installing the package, you might consider completing only the phases before where you need the modify the package source code and then running the remainder.
>>> As you did in your previous email, keep -s on so you don't accidentally clobber all your work with a pre-built binary from MacPorts.
>> 	The reference was enlightening, but what does ${worksrcpath} mean?
>>From the same page:
>     worksrcpath
>     Full path to extracted source code.
>     Value: ${workpath}/${worksrcdir}
> Because ${worksrcpath} can be changed by adding a "worksrcdir" the description might better read:
>     Full path to directory where port commands are executed from.
> Look at the definition for "worksrcdir" on the same page.
> Regards,
> Bradley Giesbrecht (pixilla)
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