Managing multiple repos with Portshaker/Poudriere

Rick Miller vmiller at
Fri Jul 18 14:44:35 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 7:26 AM, Andrew Berg <aberg010 at>

> On 2014.07.18 06:15, Rick Miller wrote:
> > I intend to utilize Poudriere to build binary packages for FreeBSD.  The
> > initial design includes a private git repo which tracks FreeBSD Ports
> (from
> > gthub) in a pristine branch.  Changes to this pristine branch are merged
> > into another branch which, in addition to the official ports tree,
> includes
> > a custom category where private ports are committed.  A major advantage
> > here is the ability to tag the repo according to OS releases.
> How do you decide which release to use as a tag when there are several
> supported releases of FreeBSD at any given time, all of which are equally
> supported by the ports tree at that point in time?

I failed to mention that we track the FreeBSD source internally which
includes customizations.  We have implemented an internal versioning
scheme.  The tags would be representative of the the internal versioning
scheme to associate a particular commit to a particular release, similarly
to how the FreeBSD project does with subversion[1].


Take care
Rick Miller

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