[nycbug-talk] Building FreeBSD packages without installing

Charles Sprickman spork
Tue Jan 10 02:07:05 EST 2006

Hi all,

I'm building a few hundred ports that will get shoved to another machine 
when done.  I have no desire to actually have these ports installed on the 
build machine...  Looking at the ports manpage and the handbook, this is 
not possible ("make package" and "make package-recursive" install then 
build the pkg from the installed files).

I know OpenBSD handles this well, in fact they seem to default to building 
a package and THEN install that.  Very nifty.

Are there any tricks to emulate this behaviour in FreeBSD, like somehow 
installing into a dummy hierarchy?



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