Mix'n'match between packages an ports?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Tue Jun 30 12:01:30 UTC 2015

On Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:53:03 +0200, Ewald Jenisch wrote:
> Here's my question: Is a "mix and match" between binary and
> source-installation (pkg.. vs. "make / portupgrade") possible on the
> same machine, or is it one or the other?
> Any experience with that? Caveats any?

I suggest you make yourself familiar with Poudriere. It's
a convenient way to build your own packages (from source)
and then installing them with pkg (i. e., having your own
package repository where dealing with custom compile-time
options is much easier).



Of course if you just need very few packages to compile
from source, using portmaster or portupgrade is still possible.
However, it might be neccessary to do the "lock / unlock"
action with pkg on the course of updating. It's important
to pay attention here - a custom package might be updated
with a binary one with different options (as the binary
packages are being built with the default options set by
the maintainer).

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