building a package without installing it

Frank J. Laszlo laszlof at
Mon Jan 10 14:53:17 PST 2005

Chuck Swiger wrote:

> daniel quinn wrote:
>> On January 10, 2005 05:17 pm, Michael C. Shultz wrote:
>>> If the port is allready installed try:
>>>   pkg_create -b {name of installed port as listed under /var/db/pkg}
>> cool, thanks
>> and what if i don't want it installed on this machine?  if i just 
>> want to build it here for use elsewhere?
> You could set up a jail and chroot into that before building the port, 
> if you really want to keep your base system untouched.  The pointyhat 
> cluster used to build packages for the FTP servers does roughly this 
> in order to provide a clean environment for testing.
I meant to send this before I left work, But here is a script I wrote 
for doing just this.

Let me know if you have any questions regarding setup, This should suit 
you nicely, as it will build most any port without root accessm within a 
chroot type environment.

-Frank Laszlo

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