portmaster, portupgrade, etc

Freddie Cash fjwcash at gmail.com
Wed Oct 4 17:21:28 UTC 2017

On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 10:15 AM, Steve Kargl <
sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 12:16:49PM -0400, Michael W. Lucas wrote:
> >
> > Poudriere really needs its own small book. Yes, you can do simple
> > poudriere installs, but once you start covering it properly the docs
> > quickly expand. My notes alone are longer than my af3e chapter
> > limits. (I'll probably publish "FreeBSD Packaging Misery^WMastery" in
> > 2018).
> Please include a discussion on how to use poudriere on
> a system with limited resouces (e.g., 10 GB of free
> diskspace and less than 1 GB free memory).  I know
> portmaster works well [1] within an environment with
> only 4 GB free diskspace and 1 GB memory.

​Pretty sure the standard response will be along the lines of:​

By using pkg to fetch/install binary packages that were built by, and are
hosted​ on, a separate box that does nothing but run poudriere to build the
package repo using your custom specifications and OPTIONS, obviously.  :)

Why compile ports directly on a box that is so hardware constrained that it
will take multiple hours to do, when a "pkg update; pkg upgrade" takes only
a few minutes?


Freddie Cash
fjwcash at gmail.com

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