powerdns meta packages?

Joe Holden lists at rewt.org.uk
Mon Jan 12 16:43:25 UTC 2015

On 12/01/2015 16:05, Chris H wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:10:12 +0000 Joe Holden <lists at rewt.org.uk> wrote
>> Hi guys,
>> What is the process for adding/submitting "meta" packages for ports for
>> example powerdns that have multiple backend options and the default
>> isn't suitable, or failing that have the ability to install powerdns
>> with default backend but allow the installation of others?
>> Currently the port defaults to postgres, in this case I'd like sqlite
>> backend for some servers (slaves), at the moment I'm just building that
>> manually but it does mean I can't just do 'pkg upgrade'
> As I understand it, you want to create a custom "meta-port".
> You might do well to have a look at some of the other meta-ports
> available, for the best way to accomplish it for your needs;
> x11/xorg
> x11/xorg-minimal
> x11/xorg-apps
> lang/php5-extensions
> are some that come to mind.
> Best wishes.
This is what I'd normally do but I was hoping with the new pkg stuff we 
could have some sort of virtual packages but this will do I guess!

Will need to read up on package building now - seems a bit silly to have 
my own repo just for -mysql, -sqlite type packages though


> --Chris
>> Cheers,
>> J
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