The future of portmaster

Baho Utot baho-utot at
Sun Feb 19 19:21:15 UTC 2017

On 02/19/17 10:04, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Am 16.02.2017 um 21:48 schrieb Baho Utot:
>> 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.
> We used to have Tinderbox for the purpose, and now we have Poudriere,
> please use that for your purpose.
> Portmaster is, by contrast, a tool that focuses on rebuilding a port
> using, well, the port in the existing system,
> without building a gazillion of requisite other ports for the chroot
> first, which easily ends up building some 400 packages when you just
> want a convenient way to update ONE port, perhaps with a special
> configuration.

How about I will use what _I_ find necessary.  BTW I am using Synth.

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