Using pkgng, but building some ports with custom options

John Rogers microsparc64 at
Mon Jan 6 13:49:27 UTC 2014


I'm looking into switching to using pkgng once FreeBSD 10 is released.
I must say that I'm very impressed so far after playing around with
it, but I have run into a question that I have been unable to find the
answer to. Is it possible to use pkg install from for
most packages, use portmaster locally for some packages when I want to
use custom build options and have it all work well together?

A typical scenario that I want to avoid is that I have a custom built
installation of port A. Then one day the package is updated to a new
version on, which overwrites my local install when I
run pkg upgrade.

I have searched for this and found lots of information but no clear answer.


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