Moving ports around?

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Sun Jul 15 10:04:42 UTC 2007

Garrett Cooper wrote:

>    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.

If you mean what I think you mean, I agree :)

>    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 me, the situation is like for a tinderbox but in abstract, people
might want to distribute the modified packages locally.

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