Way to have portsnap follow the same ports tree PKG uses?
Dan Mahoney, System Admin
danm at prime.gushi.org
Mon Jul 18 20:27:27 UTC 2016
There's some disconnect between the ports tree and pkg-ng -- there's no
good, easy way to say "I want to build this port with some custom options,
but I want all the dependencies installed via pkg. (You can get run-time
dependencies by installing it and removing it, then building your port --
but this still doesn't help build-time dependencies, which usually result
in a string of "crap, crap, ctrl-c, pkg-install [build dependency], rinse
That said, since recent versions of FreeBSD started following the
quarterly build cycles, it means that if you build a port against whatever
portstap pulls in, it can potentially require newer versions of libraries
than what you sanely have installed.
My question is: is there a way to have portsnap pull down the same
"quarterly" that the pkg tree is being built against? And if so, can it
be made the default?
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