Patches for ports to install KLD source
doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Thu Jan 5 21:58:35 PST 2006
On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 14:44, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 13:06, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> > : For the nvidia port - I've only tried it on -current so I don't know if
> > : it will work OK with the other versions it installs on different
> > : systems/configurations.
> > How is this different than setting PORTS_MODULES in your kernel config
> > file?
> PORTS_MODULES will upgrade your port if your ports tree is updated, this
> can be a nasty suprise. nvidia-driver 6113 used to be the latest version of
> the port that would work on my laptop and an automatic upgrade would have
> been very frustrating - ie I think it's a POLA violation.
> It makes building your kernel slower - it installs everything related to
> the port instead of just rebuilding the KLD. For most people this probably
> isn't a big issue but it's a drag when you are testing new kernels.
> It also seems a bit less of a "big hammer" approach to the problem :)
Any chance you think it's worth committing? :)
Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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