poudriere with custom packages

Michelle Sullivan michelle at sorbs.net
Thu Jul 16 10:04:42 UTC 2015

Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 16/07/2015 04:49, Aristedes Maniatis wrote:
>> I have a custom built package which I'm building outside the FreeBSD
>> ports system (using pkg-create commands). How can I add that package
>> to a poudriere managed repository so that it appears in the package
>> index and can be easily installed like any other package?
>> Thanks for any help
> I can think of two ways to handle this:
> 1) Manually build your own repo containing just your custom package.
> Simply copy the package .txz to a directory accessible from your
> webserver (or however you want to publish the repo.)  Then run
> 'pkg repo' in that directory.  See pkg-repo(8) for the gory details.
> This fails on your 'poudriere managed' requirement, but it's pretty
> simple.  You could even add your own package to the directory that
> poudriere creates and then use pkg repo to rebuild the catalogue there.
> 2) Integrate your custom package into the ports tree.  You can add a
> 'Makefile.local' in /usr/ports containing something like:
>    SUBDIR += myports
> which adds 'myports' as a new category for your custom stuff.  Then just
> mimic the layout from any of the other categories.  This obviously works
> best if your custom stuff uses the standard ports machinery to build
> your package.  You can then add 'myports/mypackage' to the list of what
> poudriere should build.
> I'd be interested to hear about how you are creating packages outside
> the ports tree.  This is something we'd like to facilitate, but at the
> moment pkg(8) and the ports are deeply entwined and there isn't much
> useable documentation or prior art for how to do it 'by hand'.
> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew
You need "CATEGORIES += myports" (or something similar) as well...


Michelle Sullivan

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