Can I fix bugs in the source of a port and use macports to build and install?

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at
Mon Feb 7 09:50:21 PST 2011

On Feb 6, 2011, at 4:59 PM, Michael Jonas wrote:

> Hi,
> I am new to macports and I have just completed a very convenient  
> installation of OpenCV.
> In OpenCV I ran into a Cocoa UI problem and try to find the cause. I  
> used the port build command to get the source and build it - and I  
> think I have discovered the issue.
> Now comes my question - can I continue to use the port somehow to  
> fix and test the fix? I tried to use individual calls to download  
> and build - but as soon as I do install it also does a clean..

port -k

> Is there any type of recommended practice that deals with fixing  
> bugs in the source of ports?
> (Sorry I tried my best scanning the documentation for keywords - but  
> I did not find anything related....)

man port
man portfile


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