How to "portinstall -P" packages that alter ther names via PKGNAMESUFFIX?

Panagiotis Christias p.christias at
Tue Apr 14 23:25:01 UTC 2009


we were looking for a way to manage efficiently the ports installed in our 
servers and we came up with the idea to set up a "builder" server on which 
we compile, install and test all ports. The rest of our servers set the 
PKG_SITES variable to "builder" and use "portinstall -P" and "portupgrade 
-P" for installations and upgrades.

The setup works quite well and has saved us a lot of time and effort. 
Currently we are looking for ways to automate as much as possible the whole 
process. One of the problems we face is the initial installation of packages 
that alter their names, like sendmail+tls+sasl2+ldap+db46 and 
openldap-sasl-server. Seems like there is no obvious way to "portinstall -P" 
such packages.

Falling back to "pkg_add -r full-URL" would be an ugly solution :-/

Any ideas?


Panagiotis J. Christias    Network Management Center
p.christias at    National Technical Univ. of Athens, GREECE

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