[freebsd-questions] Re: [freebsd-questions] Re: [freebsd-questions] Re: weird error messages with various ports

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Wed Jan 29 15:03:00 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 02:06:33PM +0000, Charlie wrote:
> I might suggest you look into poudriere if you are concerned about not 
> breaking a system by doing port upgrades. Poudriere is an awesome tool 
> that allows you to build packages and essentially maintain your own local 
> package repo.
> So, on your desktop (or whatever) machine that you want to keep running 
> smoothly, you would simply use 'pkg' to install and upgrade everything. 
> You would use poudriere to build the packages from ports. The advantages 
> being: if a port breaks during build, your system will remain untouched. 
> You just wait for the problem to be fixed, then rebuild your packages. 
> Once the packages are built successfully, you can upgrade your system. The 
> second advantage being that if you have several machines to maintain, you 
> no longer have to wait for each one to build ports. Just build once using 
> poudriere, fire up a web server to host the package repo, and point all 
> the machines at that repo. Build once, install many!

I wanted to check this out sometime in the near future. As a first
time using FreeBSD as main OS, I got enough to tinker with anyway. But
thanks for reminding me :)
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