Moving ports around?

Sam Lawrance boris at
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  
> 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?).

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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