Binary packages for releases and portupgrade

Peter Ulrich Kruppa ulrich at
Wed Jan 6 20:41:34 UTC 2010

On Wed, 6 Jan 2010, Martin Cracauer wrote:

> Peter Ulrich Kruppa wrote on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 08:46:38PM +0100:
>> On Wed, 6 Jan 2010, Martin Cracauer wrote:
>>> So the verdict is to hunt down OpenOffice packages manually and
>>> install them so that portupgrade ignores them, then go from there.
>>> seems to have what `portupgrade -P` should expect, right?
>>> So I wouldn't have to move from stable to release+sec.
>> I wonder if people who succeed in building OOo (happens about
>> twice a year to me) could put their packages on some kind of ftp
>> server. From their mailing list I get the impression OOo-porting
>> team could need all kind of help.
> Might be easier to just slam a Debian into a chroot.
> How do chroot and Linuxulator play together, anyway? Can I have a
> random-Linux in /compat/linux and then have a different one in
> /compat/linux/var/chroot/debian
> ?
> Alternatively I could just leave this poor notebook alone WRT building
> and run the same FreeBSD on one of my beefier machines to build binary
> packages and share the successes.  Would probably involve two complete
> installations, one with a ports tree that only ever builds OO (and
> pulls in it's dependencies but nothing else).
If you manage to install OOo in  Linuxolator, please 
publish some kind of HOWTO...

Today I started an experiment: I created a jail as a "clean" 
build enviroment for OOo. Yet it has installed 145 dependencies 
and not even started building OOo.



> Martin
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