how to avoid recompiling applications?
xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Mon Jun 5 12:43:03 PDT 2006
Donald J. O'Neill wrote:
>On Monday 05 June 2006 09:49, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>>Jonathan Horne <jhorne at dfwlp.com> writes:
>>>so, could i theoretically use 'make reinstall' on a fresh system
>>>where the port had never been previously installed?
>>Maybe, maybe not. If "make install" doesn't work because there's
>>already a .install_done... file in the work directory, then
>>reinstall will be what you need.
>The answer is: when he installs the ports, make a package using "make
>package". Unfortunately, this doesn't make a package for ports required
>for that port, But, "make package-recursive" would, with the exception
>of certain ports, and he can get around that if he's clever enough.
>Another thing he can do is: use "pkg_create -b
><some-port-already-installed>" and save it somewhere. Then he can
>do "pkg_add <that-saved-port.tbz>" and get that port and the required
>dependencies. If he's missing a dependency, oh well, guess what.
portupgrade -pr works a treat:
--package Build a package when each specified port is
installed or upgraded. If a package is upgraded
and its dependent packages are given from
mand line (including the case where -r is speci-
fied), build packages for them as well.
combined with pkg_create -b for already installed stuff and you should
never have to compile the same version of a port more than once.
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