Troubles building m4 from pkgsrc

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Wed Apr 30 00:00:50 PDT 2008

On Tue, 29 Apr 2008 21:42:45 -0400
Chris Turner <c.turner at> wrote:

> Matthew Dillon wrote:
> > 
> >     It's a temporary solution until we can come up with a way to
> > propogate our own pkgsrc tree but also keep it automatically
> > synchronized with the master, so we can incorporate needed patches
> > without creating a mess for our users.
> >
> not sure I mentioned it before, but :
> anyone have any experience using $LOCALPATCHES ?

	It works as advertised IME and is fine for adding patches to a
package. Patches in $LOCALPATCHES get applied after the patches in the

> (
> seems like we could use this for in-package code related fixes..

	Only problem here is that LOCALPATCHES is a single directory so
using it for DragonFLy will clash with anyone using it for themselves. You
can't put a list of directories in LOCALPATCHES.

> not sure what to do about actual makefile diffs, etc...

	Tricky - but patching the diffs isn't necessary LOCALPATCHES can
contain patches that apply to the file as patched by the standard patches.

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