Question: What is the preferred method of modifying the sources of a given third party package before its installed? Allow me to clarify.
After installing Midnight Commander: [cmd=]sudo pkg_add -r mc[/cmd]
I found the package suffered from an ftp issue I sought to fix. I next removed [FILE]mc[/FILE], installed its port sources and after some wrestling with [FILE]make[/FILE] patched the sources and installed the modified version successfully.
(Please bear with me here, I'm new to FreeBSD and am attempting to describe the problem using proper nomenclature).
If one needs to edit the sources of a port, yet one can only invoke [FILE]make[/FILE] (that I'm currently aware of) to start the build process, how is it possible to first edit, then build a port's sources?
If my case to solve this, I invoked [FILE]make[/FILE] followed by CTRL-C to disrupt the build process, edited the necessary file, then ran [FILE]make[/FILE] again. But I'm thinking I've approached things the hard way when a better, more streamlined solution likely exists.