The future of portmaster
daryl at isletech.net
Thu Feb 16 21:21:06 UTC 2017
>> While I understand the interest in chroot/jails as an optional
>> feature, I hope it doesn't become required. The current non-use
>> of chroot/jails is, for me, a feature -- not a bug. -- George
> Having built and packaged linux from scratch using the rpm package
> manager, I came to find that if one is building packages to be used on
> multiple machines, one needs to build each package in a chroot
> environment or the package could inherit things from the parent not
> found in the target machine. Here by making the package unusable.
For those of use who have a half-dozen machines, all with differing
options, having a central build machine doesn't make a lot of sense.
Have a tool like portmaster, for ease of local building and upgrading of
ports, is very useful.
Just my 2c worth. I'm glad to see people believing there is still a
place for a tool like this.
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