kris at obsecurity.org
Thu May 4 19:41:38 UTC 2006
On Thu, May 04, 2006 at 12:23:08PM -0700, Brooks Davis wrote:
> > Do all combinations really need packages? With or without flavours
> > you wouldn't even think about building packages for all possible
> > combinations of build options for a port.
> All combinations don't need packages, but I'd like an easy way to build
> as many as half a dozen versions on the same machine so users can use
> the compiler and MPI version of their choice. At this point the easiest
> way to handle that would be to build non-conflicting slave ports for the
> combinations I wanted but that starts to waste a lot of inodes pretty
A few extra ports don't hurt, really - it's a minor perturbation on
the steady growth of the ports tree. From my point of view, it's a
good feature of the slave port approach that it makes the developer
think a bit about what combinations are really needed as separate
packages (since they have to do a small bit of work to set up each
one). Anyone adding n! slave ports is going to quickly get noticed
and smacked :-)
> Another option that could work for me would be to make it easier to
> maintain a local ports category so I could have my own slave ports.
You should be able to do that by just appending to SUBDIR and
CATEGORIES in a Makefile.local or similar. It's been discussed
Or since this is for your own use you could just have one port and
write a trivial script that repeatedly packages it with your own set
of option combinations.
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