Sharing /usr/ports between AMD64 and I386 ok?

Simon L. Nielsen simon at
Tue Dec 27 13:17:30 PST 2005

On 2005.12.27 14:25:46 -0600, Matthew D. Fuller wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 27, 2005 at 09:20:47PM +0100 I heard the voice of
> Pav Lucistnik, and lo! it spake thus:
> > Francisco Reyes p??e v ?t 27. 12. 2005 v 14:55 -0500:
> > 
> > > Is /usr/ports the same for AM64 and I386?
> > 
> > The FreeBSD Ports Collection is one and the same across all the
> > releases and architectures.
> Just make sure you scrupulously `make clean`, or sooner or later
> you'll end up installing a dependancy on the wrong architecture.  Not
> that I've ever done such a thing, you understand...

Or simply set WRKDIRPREFIX in make.conf to some directory on a local
file system - then you don't have the overhead of writing temporary
files to NFS and the multiple clients NFS mounting the ports
collection won't ever clash (at least not wrt. to ports builds).

Simon L. Nielsen
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