[nycbug-talk] newbie: ports into a jail

Marc Spitzer mspitzer
Thu Jun 23 12:04:03 EDT 2005

On 6/23/05, Marco Scoffier <marco at metm.org> wrote:
> Hey all,
> Sorry if this has been covered.  For some reason I am not coming across
> a clear answer.  I am setting up a jail to run a slashcode server (lots
> of ports need to be installed including mysql, apache, perl modules).
> I would like to install these ports in the jail.  Do I have to cvsup a
> whole ports tree into the jail (thus having 2 ports trees, and gcc etc
> in the jail) or can I use the host environment's ports tree and:

umm yes and no, in my experience.  Most ports will install from a pkg,
some won't.

>   make DESTDIR=/jails/ install

not sure how this would interacr with /var/db/pkg

> Thought I would ask before making a mess of things especially the
> dependencies.

If you have a full os avalable in your jail then just install the
ports tree and make your packages and be done with it.  You can always
remove ports when you are done.


> Thanks,
> --
> Marco
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