Official FreeBSD Binary Packages now available for pkgng
dnewman at networktest.com
Sun Dec 1 17:28:25 UTC 2013
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On 10/31/13 3:03 PM, Bryan Drewery wrote:
> On 10/30/2013 11:31 PM, Olivier Nicole wrote:
>>>> You can now either continue to use ports with
>>>> portmaster/portupgrade, as before or switch to using binary
>>>> packages only.
>> I strongly expect that ports will remain a standard feature in
>> the later releases of FreeBSD.
>> Packages may be nice for the home/desktop user, but when it comes
>> to production servers, one wants to be able to tweak what he is
>> FreeBSd is certainly my choice of an OS when I need to install a
>> server, but if it ends up looking like Microsoft, I will have to
>> The cost of recompiling a port is way worth the flexibility it
> Completely agreed. However, you should not be compiling anything on
> your production machines! It is dangerous because of shlib bumping;
> you may have a broken system. It is dangerous due to dependencies
> being updated before other ports are, possibly breaking those. It
> also adversely affects your performance and load. The list goes on.
> Building on production is a big risk of downtime.
> I recommend setting up ports-mgmt/poudriere on a good
> non-production-facing box and building packages to your own liking
> with your own OPTIONS on there. Then you can serve out your own
> pkg repository to your production machines. Poudriere is exactly
> what the FreeBSD project is using to build packages as well.
Do you have a recommendation for migrating from a current setup using
portmaster to an all pkg setup?
When building systems I always choose the 'developer' option in
sysinstall. I'd love to lose that for production machines but don't
know if a 'downgrade' to lose the compiler is possible.
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