ports tree

Thomas Mueller mueller23 at insightbb.com
Sat May 26 08:58:47 UTC 2012

from Henri Reinikainen <henrixd at gmail.com>:

> Would it be stupid idea to have publicly available, mountable (nfs)
> partition, with full port tree(s)? I think it would be good for
> systems with low storage space. I know hd space is cheap, but I run
> over and over to this problem.

> I don't know how easily it could be done, but some kind of session
> based temporary write permissions would be good too. To be able to
> make && make install directly from mounted partition.

> I don't think very many people would need to have local personal copy
> of ports tree then.

> So, is this just stupid?

What happens if the port a remote user is trying to build and install is updated in the middle of this remote activity?

Users of ports tree then must deal with a moving target.  Files from two different versions might get mixed together.

I think maybe this thread should go to ports at freebsd.org list?


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