Maintaing a seprate build machine for ports

Brian Reichert reichert at
Sat May 29 15:17:23 PDT 2004

On Sat, May 29, 2004 at 07:52:45PM +0200, Peter Schuller wrote:
> What I plan on doing is using 'make package-recursive' on all wanted ports, 
> followed by a 'portupgrade -arPP' on the live machine. Unfortunately this has 
> some issues. In particular I will loose the ability to use pkgtools.conf to 
> maintain per-package compilation options automatically, and I believe it will 
> be difficult to make sure exactly the right ports are built because of the 
> non-obvious (sometimes) difference between installed package names and the 
> ports that built them.

I use 'portupgrade -R --package' to make packages out of the ports
that I want, and that does honor pkgtools.conf.  Then I can use
'portupgrade -arPP' on my other machines.

> So I have two questions:
> * I want to perform the builds separately from maintainng the used ports on 
> the machine used for the build.

What is the distinction between 'perform the builds' and 'used ports'?

> -- 
> / Peter Schuller, InfiDyne Technologies HB

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