Re: Testing a port built with poudriere

From: Guido Falsi via freebsd-ports <>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2021 08:22:04 UTC
On 27/05/21 09:08, Tatsuki Makino wrote:
> bob prohaska wrote on 2021/05/27 11:14:
>> Is it possible to try out the lxqt package without altering the
>> existing ports installed using make in the ports tree?
> I think it would be difficult to do it without modifying the host environment.
> You probably also need the x11-servers/xorg-nestserver package.
> The following command will launch the interactive shell of jail, which has everything you need for now.
> poudriere bulk -j main -i x11-wm/lxqt x11-servers/xorg-nestserver x11/xterm
> After this, you have to make nestserver connect to the host Xorg via ssh or something, but the explanation of that is tedious :)

I''d suggest, after building the package set with poudriere, to use some 
virtualization solution (bhive, virtualbox, or emulation like qemu if a 
different architecture is required (arm for example)) to test the 
packages without interfering with the host system installation.

Vagrant can also be helpful in simplifying repetitive tasks with VMs.

Guido Falsi <>