[PC-BSD Dev] pcbsd system source idea and question

Joe Maloney jpm820 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 10 18:22:17 PST 2013

Nice.  After looking over the code I see what it’s doing, and I should be able to handle this change.  I will do some testing before I commit.

Joe Maloney

On Dec 10, 2013, at 4:16 PM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:

> On 12/08/2013 17:20, Joe Maloney wrote:
>> I was playing around with porthshaker to fetch and merge the latest
>> virtualbox development ports.  I thought of something as I told it to
>> grab the freebsd-ports fork from pcbsd rather than the freebsd ports
>> tree.  I've noticed that in system manager the source fetching tool is
>> now using git.  Does it now grab the source from pcbsd's github?  
>> I was just thinking how cool it would be if it did grab the source from
>> github for whatever running kernel and world revision the user is
>> updated to.  Likewise if the fetch ports feature would fetch the
>> modified ports from pcbsd rather than the ports tree from pcbsd.  Maybe
>> they could be renamed to "fetch pcbsd system source", and "fetch pcbsd
>> ports".  
>> I wasn't sure if you might already be heading in the direction.  However
>> I am sure it would solve a lot of problems that I've had in the past
>> with building things that require the source for the running kernel.
>> This would also spare the user having to rebuild and reinstall kernel
>> and world to install something like virtualbox from ports.  I'm just
>> curious is this something that might already be in development or sound
>> like a good idea?
>> Joe Maloney
> Part of it is done. I've already switched it on 10 to download the
> system sources from our "git" fork, so that if you recompile kernel you
> get our PEFS merge and such. We just need to switch the ports tree over
> to do the same and rename the buttons as you suggested. If thats
> something you want to do, please feel free, otherwise it may be a few
> days before I can get to it.
> -- 
> Kris Moore
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