building a package without installing it
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Jan 11 02:15:19 PST 2005
daniel quinn wrote:
> is this even possible? a number of google results have informed me that it
> isn't, but i'm hoping there's a hack or a work around. essentially, i want
> to build the packages on one box, copy them to many boxes and run package_add
Correct. This is something that comes up every so often on the lists,
in a "wouldn't it be nice if..." sort of way. Unfortunately, to get the
ports tree from working the way it does now changed into doing things in
a way that would make what you want possible is a major feat of
engineering. There have been some PRs proposing changes that would
facilitate such a change, but those patches haven't been applied -- eg.
You can see why it hasn't been applied by reading the follow-ups in that
PR. Too much stuff in the ports tree would break.
The canonical answer to this problem is to set up a jail(8) environment
specifically for building ports in -- which is essentially the way the
FreeBSD package building cluster works.
A somewhat less popular answer would be to look at NetBSD's pkgsrc
system or whatever the OpenBSD packaging system is called -- either of
which can be ported to FreeBSD relatively easily, and which I think have
the capability to create their own style of packages without installing
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 8 Dane Court Manor
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