portmaster, portupgrade, etc

George Mitchell george+freebsd at m5p.com
Wed Oct 4 18:57:46 UTC 2017

On 10/04/17 14:14, Steve Kargl wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 10:21:26AM -0700, Freddie Cash wrote:
>> 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 [...]
>> ​Pretty sure the standard response will be along the lines of:​ [...]
> Some users cannot afford a 16-core, 32 GB ram, 2TB diskspace box
> to simply build ports with custom options.  [...]
While I agree with you, allow me to insert a gentle reminder that the
OP was asking only about whether to include portmaster in his book.
I suggest that he should.                                 -- George

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