need info builing ports properly
icemaca at gmail.com
Wed Mar 28 14:08:37 UTC 2012
I am fairly new to fbsd and not a linux user, just windows and osx.
My first install was version 7.1 for a short while and had 7.2, but only
just came back to it with 9.0-r (amd64).
I have a bit of an issue with the port system and was hoping to get some
basic info as to what i might be doing wrong or missing before i go mess
up my install.
Basically, i know the basics of installing, maintaining ports, etc, but
I seem to always end up with a rather flakey system, apps not running
properly and so on.
The one time I was really happy with my system is when i had tinderbox
set up (on ver 7.x) and built everything in there, but was still using
the same make.conf options in there as my /etc/make.conf
I only ever had this option set
CFLAGS= -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe
and have tried without anything in /etc/make.conf ( apart from perl
version entry from the port).
So far i have never concerned myself while ldconfig or related stuff, as
i am green on that, and have always had either default or whatever gets
Would that be an issue, or my only issue? is there something else i need
to set up properly on my system, or are my fingers just too big for my
At the moment i have 9.0-r installed, using packages only, with
un-updated ports (so i can delete/add packages with portupgrade -PP and
have no version issues), then i have tinderbox set up again, with latest
ports tree (csup'ed last night) and plan to rebuild all the packages i'm
using, but i don't want to have to avoid straight "make install clean"
for every small thing later.
Can someone give me some direction? I am still learning to use fbsd, and
starting C, so i dont mind reading/testing. I dont mind running
"pkg_delete -fav" every other day either atm.
Thanks in advance
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