Looking for a clue... where do I start if I want to contribute a patch to a broken port?

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at macports.org
Fri Sep 13 08:14:05 PDT 2013

On Sep 13, 2013, at 7:05 AM, Patrick Doyle wrote:

> I feel like I should have the proper skills to contribute a patch for a broken port, but I am lacking even the first clue as to where to start.
> I just tried installing the gcl (GNU Common Lisp) port and it failed.  Following the instructions on the wiki, I have filed ticket #40468.
> Suppose I wanted to contribute a patch to fix this problem myself.  Where would I start?  Illustrating the amount of my cluelessness:
> 1) Where would I learn how MacPorts builds packages from a portfile?

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Bradley Giesbrecht (pixilla)

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