Get ports tree of the current pkgng repository

Kimmo Paasiala kpaasial at
Fri Aug 17 03:27:49 UTC 2012

On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 6:25 AM, Kimmo Paasiala <kpaasial at> wrote:
> 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?
> -Kimmo

And of course in the repository metadata as you proposed, sorry not
enough coffee yet :P


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