Moving ports around?

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Sat Jul 14 23:19:08 UTC 2007

Ivan Voras wrote:
> Pav Lucistnik wrote:
>> Hmm, recreating a package from the installed port and installing it
>> again in chroot() sounds pretty straightforward to me...
> It has the indispensable quality that it works. The downsides are the
> overhead in CPU consumption (compress, decompress) and disk space.

    Compressing and decompressing packages still takes an inordinate 
amount of time from what I've seen, so it's probably not the best idea 
to do.

    What would happen too if one or more of the config files was 
modified by a third-party (third-party being outside of the 
ports/package tools and the original FreeBSD volunteer / package 
maintainer)? That wouldn't work (unless you made the modifications 
yourself), but after that point the package becomes sort of undistributable.

    The only way AFAIK to circumvent that issue would be if you someone 
installed / created the package via a tinderbox (which is the way that 
it's done currently, correct?).


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