how to avoid recompiling applications?
freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Sun Jun 4 09:46:23 PDT 2006
Jonathan Horne <jhorne at dfwlp.com> writes:
> i have a system that i tend to tear up quite often. sometimes accidently,
> sometimes not. recompiling kde is quite a long process (and when i try to do
> it from packages, something is always messed up).
> so, i was under the impression that if you *did not* make install clean (thus,
> only using 'make clean') and save your work directories, then when it came
> time to reinstall something, you would not have to go thru the compile
> process, and skip straight to the installation?
> example is, last night i compiled xorg from ports, but then tried to (against
> my better judgement) pull down kde from packages. utter catastrophe, after
> removing the non-working kde-package, kde3 port would not even compile after
> that. anyway, long story short, i backed up
> my /usr/ports, /usr/src, /usr/obj, and reinstalled. using my restored backup
> files, reapplying my old kernel and installworld went just without issue, i
> skipped the buildworld and buildkernel just fine, no hitches. but when i
> went to reinstall the xorg from last night (all the work directories were
> still there), 'make install' returned no output, and nothing happened. what
"make reinstall". See "man ports".
> i ended up having to do a make clean on my ports dir before i could continue.
> in the future for me, is there a way to proeperly retain all the precompiled
> stuff, and just skip right to the installation portion of my previously
> compiled ports?
I would tend to build your own packages, and keep them around. Then
you can reinstlal them easily.
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