3.4. Testing the Port

Make sure that the port rules do exactly what is desired, including packaging up the port. These are the important points to verify:

Procedure 3.1. Recommended Test Ordering
  1. make stage

  2. make check-orphans

  3. make package

  4. make install

  5. make deinstall

  6. pkg add package-filename

  7. make package (as user)

Make certain no warnings are shown in any of the stages.

Thorough automated testing can be done with ports-mgmt/poudriere from the Ports Collection, see Section 9.5, “Poudriere for more information. It maintains jails where all of the steps shown above can be tested without affecting the state of the host system.

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