[POSSIBLE SPAM] Re: Sane way to resolve potential conflicts in the system

William A. Mahaffey III wam at hiwaay.net
Mon Apr 25 22:23:13 UTC 2016

On 04/25/16 10:31, markham breitbach wrote:
> On 2016-04-23 2:48 PM, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> Packages necessarily don't give you that option. They aren't supposed
>> to. You accept whatever options the builder/maintainer selected &
>> install/upgrade. Where it might take hours to rebuild a bunch of
>> ports, it often takes just a few min. to install/upgrade packages. You
>> pick your option (ports or packages) & (hopefully) are happy w/ it. I
>> maintain this box w/ packages almost exclusively, except for flash
>> support in the browsers, which must be compiled up in ports due to
>> licensing issues. When I was getting started w/ FreeBSD, summer of
>> 2014, I built iceweasel in ports per list advice, took 5 1/2 hrs.
>> (!!!!!). I upgraded it a few weeks later w/ pkg, took less than 30 sec.
> I have taken to using the ports tree to `make package` on a development
> host, and then store my customized packages in my own private repo.  I
> add my private repo as part of my server commissioning routine so it is
> checked first, then I only have to build once and deploy many.
> -Markham
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Sounds good, also sounds a bit like poudriere, IIUTC ....


	William A. Mahaffey III


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