[nycbug-talk] local ports

Marc Spitzer mspitzer
Fri Dec 2 17:19:31 EST 2005

On 12/2/05, Bjorn Nelson <o_sleep at belovedarctos.com> wrote:
> NYCBuggers,
> I just posted this to the freebsd-arch mailing list.  What is
> everyone's thought on this?
> "I propose a new port category called local or site.  This would not
> get updated with the cvsup, but would allow people to have a place to
> put ports that they want to keep internal to their site.  I am
> currently exporting a ports tree to a bunch of other hosts and it
> would be handy if I could just put ports for our proprietary apps in
> there and not worry about keeping a forked bsd.port.mk."

Sounds like one of those really simple and useful ideas tha make
people say "I could have though of that"

"We trained very hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to
form into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that
we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and a wonderful method it
can be for creating the illusion of progress, while producing confusion,
inefficiency and demoralization."
-Gaius Petronius, 1st Century AD

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