third-party ports/packages sources
perrin at apotheon.com
Wed Oct 6 18:10:37 UTC 2010
Is there some way to set up a third-party online source for ports and/or
packages that allows users to do the same kinds of things they can do
with the official ports system? I mean, for instance, using portversion
to check whether there are new versions available (or an equivalent
operation) and possibly even checking for security issues via portaudit.
I see, looking at the manpage for portversion, this:
PKG_DBDIR Alternative location for the installed package database.
The default is ``/var/db/pkg''.
PORTSDIR Alternative location for the ports tree and the ports
database files. The default is ``/usr/ports''.
I also see some stuff in pkgtools.conf comments that might pertain to
this sort of thing, but I'm not entirely clear yet on how this might be
used to access a third-party repository for ports without breaking normal
operation. If there's a tutorial out there that would explain how to do
something like this, I have not yet found it.
Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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