portmaster, portupgrade, etc

Grzegorz Junka list1 at gjunka.com
Wed Oct 4 21:57:01 UTC 2017

On 04/10/2017 21:00, Mark Linimon wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 04, 2017 at 08:56:00PM +0000, Grzegorz Junka wrote:
>> Maybe I am just too ambitious or maybe poudriere is more
>> idiot-proof?
> My possibly incorrect understanding is that poudriere
> trades off doing a lot more work in an attempt to produce
> more rigorously correct results.

I think it's the other way around. Poudriere does as much as a 
standalone build server would have to do, but it does it in a jail, so 
the main system isn't affected and can be used to non-build related work 
in the meantime. It's portmaster/portupgrade that trade off doing less 
work with less resources in an attempt to produce less rigorously 
correct result (and often no result at all, or even an additional work 
needed to restore the build server to a working condition).

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