Moving ports around?
boris at brooknet.com.au
Sun Jul 15 00:49:32 UTC 2007
On 15/07/2007, at 9:18 AM, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> 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
> 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?).
For some packages it would work, because the config files are
installed as (for example) foo.config-dist and then copied to
foo.config. So the package you create should get the original.
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