[PC-BSD Dev] pcbsd system source idea and question
jpm820 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 19 07:14:24 PST 2013
Thanks. This info did help BTW.
On Sat, 2013-12-14 at 22:30 +0100, Dave Cottlehuber wrote:
> Hey Joe,
> It's possible to clone into a non-empty directory:
> cd /usr/ports
> git init
> # add in upstream repo and pull in the data
> git remote add origin git://git.freebsd.org/things.git
> git fetch
> # instead of cloning, we now check out
> git checkout -t origin/master
> # update .gitignore as needed
> git add -A
> git commit -m "all the stuff"
> Depending on your needs for pushing stuff upstream this might or might
> not be a suitable solution, there are a number of other options
> On 14 December 2013 18:56, Joe Maloney <jpm820 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok since this is going to take me a while here is what I have
> so far.
> When I first started this I ran into the limitation with git
> that it can’t clone into a dir like /usr/ports/ which has an
> existing dir like /usr/ports/distfiles. Which also is a
> dataset. Otherwise this would have been easy by just using
> your example for fetchsource() and renaming the buttons in
> The only way to fix this in git was to change some things in
> the global configuration for git so I didn’t think that would
> be a good idea. I didn’t think running git clone to a temp
> dir and moving it was a really clean way of doing it either.
> So I started with the idea that I would init a fresh repo
> in /usr/ports. Then add the pcbsd ports tree as an upstream
> repo. Then fetch the ports and merge them. This way
> if /usr/ports/.git/config existed with an upstream repo I
> could just fetch and merge only the updates and not have to
> re-clone the entire thing. I think this could work for
> fetchsource() also if you wanted to only grab the updates
> quickly each time.
> What I’m missing is the code to check /usr/ports/.git/config
> to check to see if the upstream repo has been added, add it,
> otherwise continue on to fetch ports. Then continue on to
> fetchports() mergeports(). Also I’ve ripped out some of the
> functions the fetch done stuff at the end of the script while
> I was testing.
> Although I’ve learned a few things so far I’m by no means an
> expert in qt. So I figured I would pass along what I’ve been
> able to figure out so far. I see that some similar things
> already with pcdm as far as parsing config files with qt so I
> suspect someone will know how to finish this. I just wasn’t
> sure how to implement that type of function for what I was
> trying to do here. I will continue researching it but if
> someone is able to finish this before I do or do it another
> way I will just learn from the examples.
> Joe Maloney
> On Dec 13, 2013, at 8:06 AM, Joe Maloney <jpm820 at gmail.com>
> > I almost finished this up last night. I should have
> > something in another day or so.
> > Joe Maloney
> > On Tue, 2013-12-10 at 17:16 -0500, Kris Moore 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.
> > >
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