Explain staging

Stephen Montgomery-Smith stephen at missouri.edu
Fri Oct 4 01:21:23 UTC 2013


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On 10/03/2013 07:22 AM, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> On 10/03/2013 04:54 AM, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 03, 2013 at 10:58:56AM +0200, Alex Dupre wrote:
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>>> Baptiste Daroussin ha scritto:
>>>> Here you are: 
>>>> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-ports/2013-October/086346.html
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>
>>>> 
I
>>>> 
>>> was referring the the previous one: "[HEADSUP] Stage support
>>> for the ports tree". Dunno if it had additional info or this
>>> second one is enough.
>>> 
>> I mixed both in one :)
> 
> I do appreciate the explanations very much.
> 
> I am having a problem with a port in which if NO_STAGE is not set, 
> then the build part of the process fails.  As far as I can tell, 
> staging should not effect the build part of the process in any
> way. So two questions: 1.  If I set NO_STAGE=yes in that port, is
> this going to be a big problem?  It will have to be a work around
> until I can get the next question answered: 2.  Any ideas on why
> staging would effect the build process?  The port includes
> subpackages that use "./configure; make; make install" and are
> supposed to install into $WRKSRC/local, but instead sometimes 
> installs into $WRKDIR/stage/portname/work/pkgname/local.

FYI

So when NO_STAGE is not set, MAKE_ARGS includes
DESTDIR=$WRKDIR/work/stage.

This messes up the build process on this port.

This is probably something to be fixed way down the road, and perhaps
it is my port that needs fixing.
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