Building packages without installing them?

Mel Flynn mel.flynn+fbsd.questions at
Fri Mar 20 01:20:16 PDT 2009

On Thursday 19 March 2009 22:48:47 Ross wrote:
> I want to use my home server to build Xorg and KDE packages for a
> desktop. man ports says make package will install the port. I don't
> need Xorg on the server and I would like to tweak make.conf to build
> for a different architecture. Is there a way to do this?

You can build for a lesser OS version, architecture (i.e. amd64 vs i386), no.

Making a package always require install, however if you use a jail or chroot, 
nothing stops you from doing pkg_delete -f '*' after the relevant packages 
have been created.

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