Erwin Lansing erwin at
Wed Jan 14 08:00:39 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 08:33:13AM -0800, Roger Marquis wrote:
> One question while we're on the topic of deprecations, has 'make pkg ||
> make package' been deprecated in favor of poudriere?

No, they serve to completely different purposes, though there is some
overlap.  Poudriere is a self-contained build system that can be used to
bulk build any number of packages that can be used on any number of
other systems.  This is very useful if you need different features or
options than the packages provided by the FreeBSD project.  "make
package" will build a single package of one port from the system it is
run from.  That means that the port, and all of its dependencies, will
be installed on the host.  Depending on your needs, this can be a good
or a bad thing.  They're two completely different beasts and neither can
replace the other.


Erwin Lansing                          
erwin at                        http://
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