[nycbug-talk] creating "local" ports

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Fri Nov 3 18:57:40 EST 2006

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Brought over to -ports list:


(screwed up the subject, was editing/forwarding)

I'm kind of surprised there isn't a mechanism to easily manage a local 
ports category.  I've been getting pretty compulsive about trying to keep 
everything I can in ports so I have a clear picture of what's installed on 
each box.


On Fri, 3 Nov 2006, Sujit Karataparambil wrote:

>> I'd like to copy these into some sort of local ports directory, but that
>> raises
>> a few questions:
>> -Is there an accepted location for this branch, ie: /usr/ports/local that
>> will
>> not get blown away on a cvsup or portsnap update?
> There is an LocalBase Port Location in FreeBSD.
> -How does one handle packages that depend on say, qmail, but I now want to
>> depend on local-qmail?  I know portupgrade can be tought this by setting
>> an
>> alternate pkgdep, but is there any clever way of doing this so that when
>> you're
>> not using portupgrade the deps are adjusted?
> Hope this might Help.
> http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2001/01/25/Big_Scary_Daemons.html

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