What does it mean to use ports?
hartzell at alerce.com
Mon Jul 15 18:51:09 UTC 2019
Sijmen J. Mulder writes:
> hw <hw at adminart.net> wrote:
> > > Verbum sapienti: be careful when you do this. The settings in
> > > make.conf are used for _every_ compilation on the system - ports
> > > ... and world ... and the kernel,
> > Thanks for the warning --- Gentoo has something like that, too.
> Note that, having adjusted USE on Gentoo, 'emerge --newuse @world' will
> cause the whole tree's dependency graph to be updated and all affected
> packages recompiled. I don't think any of the BSD port systems have
> this feature.
You can achieve something similar with poudriere, updating the ports
tree that it uses; rebuilding the rebuilding the things, then using
`pkg upgrade` to update the system. I use portshaker to merge my
personal ports collection (ports that haven't been merged or that I
want to do differently from the standard) with the standard tree,
which is nice.
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