portmaster, portupgrade, etc
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Wed Oct 4 20:30:59 UTC 2017
On 04/10/2017 19:40, Steve Kargl wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 02:57:08PM -0400, George Mitchell wrote:
>> 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
>>>>> 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
> Ahem, yeah, so I'm not allowed to request a short description
> on how to use poudiere in a resource constrained environment?
The environment isn't constrained by poudriere but by the ports you want
to compile. When compiling libreoffice or chromium or firefox I don't
think there is anything else that can be done than setting poudriere to
run no more than 1 job at a time. Poudriere itself doesn't take any
additional resources, it's just a dedicated jail and a bunch of scripts.
I would rather say that the amount of resources poudriere takes to
compile stuff is normal, the baseline. Portmaster or portupgrade make a
compromise - unstable compilation environment for some additional memory
to compile especially resource hungry ports.
What I am trying to say is that there isn't probably much to discuss.
However, explaining the difference between portmaster/portupgrade and
poudriere and how to plan computer resources for compiling various sizes
of ports may be more useful?
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