Compiling ports in a post-9.0-RELEASE world

Ade Lovett ade at
Tue Mar 15 20:09:32 UTC 2011

On Mar 15, 2011, at 14:14 , Charlie Kester wrote:
> Of course, we should definitely do that.  
> But ports team should have a plan in place, in case those PR's aren't
> resolved in time.

A single, really small boot/livefs/install with no packages (half-smiley)

In all seriousness, with a change of this complexity, in order to get more eyes on the prize, some form of slightly-hardened functional snapshot would be useful to load up on virtualbox/vmware/whatever slaves, install the necessary components for a ports-tinderbox client system and then start building.  On personal machines (not the package building clusters), package building and testing can take a non-trivial amount of time to run, so everyone interested in participating running from the same snapshot (base, dict, proflibs, src/sys [and, for amd64, lib32] sets are all that's needed to run a ports-tinderbox) will considerably ease the situation.


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