Patrick Powell papowell at
Fri Jan 16 15:51:11 UTC 2015

On 01/15/15 09:00, Roger Marquis wrote:
>> This sounds like you, like many other people have done in the past, have
>> built an in-house solution based on the tools available at the time,
>> which includes 'make package'
> I wouldn't call it an in-house solution since the package target is a
> feature of the ports infrastructure.  We simply 'make package' and
> install other systems from the resulting package.
> This does not, however, appear to be as well supported by portsng/pkgng
> as it was in the previous versions.  Now it just exits with no message
> and a 0 exit-code without creating the package unless you've created
> /usr/ports/packages and/or specified one or more of WRKDIRPREFIX,
> What documentation there is seems to be based on older versions (like
> much of the FreeBSD website) and I haven't found anything on the
> differences between 'make package' and Poudriere.
> Roger
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This is actually a side effect of the STAGING implementation.  The 
package file is put into the
port (created) work sub directory.   Now if I could only find the 
documentation that tells me how to put, say,
WORK_DIRECTORY=/var/tmp/work  into the /etc/make.conf file or something 
similar I would be
a very (well, not so grumpy) happy camper.  I read this somewhere once 
but I cannot find

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