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

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at
Mon Feb 7 09:50:26 PST 2011

On Feb 6, 2011, at 10:14 PM, Scott Webster wrote:

> Don't have time for a super detailed response right now, but:
> I'd set up a local portfile repository, probably containing just the
> one portfile (should be instructions in the guide or on the website
> somewhere).

or use svn

> Then make a patch file that fixes the problem you want to
> correct in the source, and add it to your local portfile so it gets
> applied before building.  Dealing with patchfiles is also covered in
> the guide.


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