Get ports tree of the current pkgng repository

Kimmo Paasiala kpaasial at
Fri Aug 17 03:25:38 UTC 2012

On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 10:56 PM, Michael Schnell <s-tlk at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I don't know if this came up already, but not as far as I know. So, I
> was thinking it would be nice to add a mechanism to pkgng, which enables
> the user to get the ports tree corresponding to the current repository.
> At least I've the problem that I really like the idea of the pkgng
> system, but I need a few custom build packages. For instance rawtherapee
> is not working for me with OpenMP, so I have to disable it to get it
> working, or I made some patches for openbox, which of course then needs
> to be compiled. In order to get not in conflict with a more recent
> ports tree the exact version of the repository build would be nice.
> At the moment I can think of two ways to implement it. The easiest way
> would be to add the ports tree as a packages into the repository. A more
> complicated thing is to add a mechanism to portsnap synchronised with
> the pkgng system to direct fetch it, or at least a revision number of
> the current repo, so you can check it out of the subversion.
> How do you guys feel about this?
> Greetings
> Michael

Why not just include the SVN revision of the ports tree that was used
to create the packages in the package metadata?


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