Package Building in the Large

Andrew Pantyukhin infofarmer at
Thu Nov 22 15:39:40 PST 2007

On Thu, Nov 22, 2007 at 07:13:04AM -0800, Jason C. Wells wrote:
> ...
> Not all dependencies had a package built for them.  For my list of 31 ports 
> that I actually desired to build there was a dependency list (make 
> all-depends-list) of 758 ports.  Of those 758 ports there were 427 packages 
> built.  I also ended up with shared a library version problem in at least 
> one port (grip) in spite of having started my build with a completely 
> vacant /usr/local.
> ...
> I would also like the portmanagers to know that I think they do a bang-up 
> job.   I just have my ultra narrow fussy roll your own way of doing things. 
>  I am looking for the right method _for me_.  All of the above is no 
> criticism.

I usually just use "pkg_create -b" within simple shell scripts.
It's as simple as it gets and works every time.

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