[FreeBSD-Ports-Announce] Time to bid farewell to the old pkg_ tools

Christopher J. Ruwe cjr at cruwe.de
Thu Feb 6 13:36:33 UTC 2014

On Wed, 5 Feb 2014 23:26:18 -0800
Kevin Oberman <rkoberman at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you use poudriere, you can roll your own packages with custom
> options and maintain things pretty reasonably, but for a single
> system (or two), this is a bit of overkill. As things stand, this is
> a real pain to use customized ports and packages from the standard
> FreeBSD distributions. I'm waiting with great excitement for this to
> appear, though I have no idea if it is near or far.

I really don't think so. Even with a single machine, poudriere
literally saved my a.. pretty bottom several times breaking on
implicit dependencies which would have popped up ages later with nasty
and difficult to trace problems/errors.

I think anybody who compiles from ports should _really_ use
poudriere. I even think it should be strongly suggested in the
handbook. (I'd be willing to write that up for that matter.)

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