User gregoryo took on the task of testing a FreeBSD port. However, this user is interested in how others test ports. Please drop a line in his blog to discuss.

I am testing a new port written by Palle Girgensohn (https://github.com/girgen). He sent me the link https://github.com/girgen/freebsd-ports/tree/master/sysutils/filebeat to test.

I’ve never done this before, so I started thinking of how I might do so.

https://github.com/girgen/freebsd-ports being a fork of https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd-ports which in turn appears to be the mainline FreeBSD ports tree, I thought it would be possible to just get sysutils/filebeat into my own mainline ports tree (which I maintain with portsnap). So, combining my svn knowledge and git ignorance, I tried this: …

Original blog: https://gregoryo.wordpress.com/2016/03/21/how-to-test-a-freebsd-port/