[nycbug-talk] newbie: ports into a jail

pete wright nomadlogic
Thu Jun 23 12:11:22 EDT 2005

On 6/23/05, Marc Spitzer <mspitzer at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

also, I would check out Dru's BSDHacks book.  There is a section in
there on installing a Port w/o a port tree which seems ideally suited
for a jail environment.  I think it's hack #82.


Pete Wright
NYC's *BSD User Group

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