What does it mean to use ports?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Mon Jul 15 22:37:27 UTC 2019

On Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:34:40 +0200, hw wrote:
> George Hartzell <hartzell at alerce.com> writes:
> > [...]
> >
> > The third hand (gripping hand, for you Pohl fans) is to build all of
> > your things offline using poudriere/synth and then manage them with
> > the pkg tools.  It works best when you know what you want, and/or can
> > be patient when you decide you want new things.
> Thanks!  Somehow I thought this would be a lot easier --- and of course,
> it isn't.  For now, I'll stick with the binary packages until there's
> good reason not to.  Anything else is too time consuming because there
> is so much that I need to figure out first.

Once you have setup your build environment, you can automate
a lot of things. But as you have seen, this requires some work
upfront. However, if you need a lot of custom-built software,
poudriere or synth are very convenient tools, and in the end,
you can use pkg to interface with their results.

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