Utility for safe updating of ports in base system
nikola.lecic at anthesphoria.net
Fri Mar 21 06:36:41 PDT 2008
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On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 00:49:05 +0100
Kris Kennaway <kris at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> In the past we've even talked about how to move all of pkg_* out of
> src and into ports, i.e. the opposite case.
A propos (non-)removing pkg_* into the ports, what do you people think
of introducing bin-install ports make target (similar to what pkgsrc
has)? Besides, bin[-install]-fetch[-recursive] come to mind as well.
IMHO, this would have nice pedagogical and heuristic effect since it
1) resolve eternal users' confusion on what is the "difference between
ports and packages" and "between 'make install' and 'pkg_add'": it's
different if a package is actually installed by e,g.
cd /usr/ports/lang/python ; make [BIN_PKGSITES=...] bin-install
2) parallelise binary-install/compiling/local-package-building logics;
3) simplify things since it would cut proliferation of similar
command-line options and utilities/methods that do the same thing.
Nikola Lečić = Никола Лечић
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