private ports and pkgs versioning
mueller6724 at bellsouth.net
Tue Oct 18 07:31:54 UTC 2016
> Is there a standard way of naming a pkg that is locally compiled (maybe with a
> different set of options, or a local patch) so that it doesn't get confused
> with generic ports that are from freeBSD.org?
> I want to use mostly standard pkgs but need to compile a few myself (this
> can't be an uncommon requirement).
> How can I name my variant pkgs so the the pkg program (and ports) can still
> know that it is a satisfactory supplier of prerequisite components?
> e.g. if a pkg wants a specific rev of libxml2 how much does it use of the
> name libxml2-2.9.2_2 ?
> Can (should) I add stuff after the '_'? If I do will it still recognise my
> pkg file and if I do are there any rules regarding *WHAT* I can put there.
> lastly is there somewhere I should be looking to read all this information
> rather than pestering the mailing list?
> What I'd like to have is my own depot with something like:
> where 'mumble.3' is a locally defined addition, but all the rest of the pkgs
> are straight from pkg.freebsd.org, (or at least compile in default form).
> This "kind-of" works, but the rules of play are not defined anyhere I have
> read, so I don't know if it's going to suddenly fail one day.
> Also it's be really nice if there were a variable I could set to "mumble.3" so
> that I don't have to do a manual rename, because between the time that the
> package is made and it is renamed there is a 'misnamed' package sitting around
> acting as a potential source of confusion.
I too might like to compile something not in the ports tree, would like to make a category "mystuff" but don't really know how to make it work.
I might get an error message for invalid category, as happened to me once in NetBSD with pkgsrc, and I also don't want it to be changed by svn update, or cvs update in the case of NetBSD and pkgsrc.
One package of possible interest is Steffen Daode Nurpmeso's s-nail, to be renamed to s-mailx, which is an update to heirloom-mailx and mailx or nail; included in Arch Linux and OpenBSD ports.
Or maybe I want to test a modification to an existing package.
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