[nycbug-talk] ports [was re: BSD on a desktop]
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Sat Jul 31 18:27:33 EDT 2004
On Sat, 31 Jul 2004, Okan Demirmen wrote:
> in openbsd, both "make build" (base build) and "make (package|install)"
> (ports) pull a nice variable from /etc/mk.conf - SUDO=/usr/bin/sudo.
In FreeBSD have a look at the portupgrade port (which also has a hardlink
called "portinstall") and check out it's "-s" switch.
It would be nice if portupgrade were part of the base, but I suppose that
they don't want ruby in the base just for one set of tools.
If you're using freebsd and never used portupgrade, try it out; it's a
fantastic way to safely upgrade things. All old ports/packages are
backed-up so you can undo anything if you make a mistake. And
pkgtools.conf lets you set presets for things like PHP, mysql, or anything
that requires some build-time adjustments.
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