Sharing ports hierarchy via NFS to different arch/versions.
doug at polands.org
Sat Jan 24 10:49:26 PST 2009
I've got a network running different versions of FreeBSD (6.3, 7.0) on
different architectures (i386, SPARC64).
What I'd like to do is export the ports hierarchy to all machines, but
preserving ports/packages for each version/architecture. I also want
to make rebuilding indexes run as fast as possible.
Right now, I simply exports(5) /usr/ports via NFSv3. The problem
comes in with INDEX files and packages. Indexes get updated only when
the host serving the export updates the hierarchy via portsnap update.
If I create a package on SPARC64 and the package exists already for
an i386 build, then I've got an issue.
Can someone point me to a doc/google/man page that may give me some
guidance in setting up such an environment?
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