Building ports in jails after staging support
frank at deze.org
Fri Nov 15 14:20:29 UTC 2013
I'm having a FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE system with some jails.
The jails have problems building/upgrading ports after staging support
was added to the /usr/ports tree.
I'm using portupgrade for the upgrades (but that is not political, if
another tool does the job then that is fine as well).
I searched the archives of this list and if I understood that there
are two problem areas:
1) All jails share a union-mounted read-only copy of the /usr/ports
tree, and staging tries by default to write in /usr/ports
2) My jails are build according to the description in the FreeBSD
handbook and the symbolic link in the jails that points usr/local to
../s/usr-local is causing problems as well.
I found several messages from people describing work-arounds (e.g.
setting PACKAGES or NO_STAGE in /etc/make.conf), adjusting PREFIX in
Some messages seem to be contradicting each other (like NO_STAGE should
not be defined), and some solution only solve one of the two problems.
So, my question is simply: is there an official (future proof) way how
to fix this? In other words, what should I do to get portupgrade or any
other port mgmt tool working again in the jails with my setup?
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