What does it mean to use ports?
hartzell at alerce.com
Sun Jul 21 18:09:58 UTC 2019
> Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> writes:
> The most time consuming part would be to learn and to decide about all
> the options of all the packages to compile. Doing that for just one
> package like emacs might take weeks because there are so many
> dependencies. [...]
> At some point in the process, it might not work out at all because I
> picked options in contradiction to dependencies. Setting up the tools
> might be the smallest problem.
All of that is true, but awfully pessimistic. Often things just work.
Other times you have to run down one or two chains of x begets y
I think that learning to build your own things is a good exercise,
even if you switch back to pre-built packages.
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