port make?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Thu Dec 8 17:13:35 PST 2011

On Dec 8, 2011, at 11:35, John B Brown wrote:

> 	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. ???'


sudo port extract zlib
port work zlib

The path it prints out is zlib's ${workpath}. I'm not going to say here verbatim what it is because it varies depending on your ${prefix} and where your ports tree is on your disk.

And ${worksrcpath} is just ${workpath}/${worksrcdir}.

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