m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Thu Apr 15 04:51:15 PDT 2004
On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 03:39:26AM -0400, Arend P. van der Veen wrote:
> I have a question about ports. I have a port installed. I want to make
> package for it also. I find that I must delete the package from my
> system first and then go "make package". This is because make package
> must install the package first.
> Is there a better way to make a package that does not require me to
> uninstall and reinstall it from my system ?
Unfortunately not -- building a package does require you to install
the package as well. There has been some mention on the
freebsd-ports at ... mailing list of modifying the system to be able to
install into a temporary area prior to creating a package, but as far
as I know, nothing has yet happened.
A solution to this problem which you can use if you have sufficient
spare capacity is to set up a jail system specially for building
packages: that's the basis of what the FreeBSD package building
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow
Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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