Re: How poudriere's PACKAGE_FETCH_WHITELIST should work?

From: Mark Millard <>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2023 01:30:09 UTC
On Feb 15, 2023, at 16:28, Miroslav Lachman <> wrote:
> On 15/02/2023 22:02, Mark Millard wrote:
>> Miroslav Lachman <> wrote on
>> Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2023 19:50:59 UTC :
> [..]
>> (Of course, the file system for TMPFS_BLACKLIST_TMPDIR
>> needs to have sufficient space available for whatever
>> combination of blacklisted ports might be building
>> at the same time.)
> Thank you for pointing this out, I will try to set TMPFS_BLACKLIST, it seems useful!

Reviewing the material in /usr/local/etc/poudriere.conf.sample
every so often can sometimes lead to useful discoveries. In
this case, it reports:

# List of package globs that are not allowed to use tmpfs for their WRKDIR
# Note that you *must* set TMPFS_BLACKLIST_TMPDIR

# The host path where tmpfs-blacklisted packages can be built in.
# A temporary directory will be generated here and be null-mounted as the
# WRKDIR for any packages listed in TMPFS_BLACKLIST.

>> (Note: my familiarity is with poudriere-devel .)
> Yes, I am on poudriere-devel too.
> [..]
>>> But the mystery is that "poudriere bulk" failed on building rust even if
>>> it should be used from fetched package:
>> A possibility for the type of issue:
>> Using 1.66 vs. 1.67 as an example, there was a time frame when
>> the most recent package available to download was 1.66 based
>> but the port had been updated to 1.67 . The package for 1.67
>> showed up later after the FreeBSD build-server poudriere
>> bulk activity and the distribution to the download server
>> that you happen to (potentially) use.
>> So it might have downloaded 1.66 but discovered that the ports
>> tree involved was at 1.67 instead.
> I am using quarterly to avoid fast moving targets. Local ports tree is 2023Q quarterly, poudriere is set up to use quarterly packages for fetch too:
> The fetched rust was 1.66.0 and the built one is 1.66.0 too. That's why I am confused with this behavior.
. . .

That and the rest of your notes indicate that mine notes
on the subject really do not apply to your context.

So my somewhat off-subject tmpfs notes were likely more

Mark Millard
marklmi at