[PC-BSD Testing] question about ports

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Nov 4 11:55:54 PST 2009



On Tue, 3 Nov 2009, Dru Lavigne wrote:

> 
> > > Now that we have Ports Console, will System Manager still be used to Fetch Ports? I just tried on the
> > > latest ISO and it didn't get installed to the jail. Is this a work in progress or will there be
> another
> > > utility that will be used to add /usr/ports to the jail?
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > Dru
> > >
> > >
> >
> > I haven't gotten around to figuring out how that'll work yet :)
> >
> > Right now as you've seen, it only extracts your systems regular /usr/ports tree, and your port console
> > is still empty. Here's some of the possible solutions, feel free to chime in and let me know what
> > you guys think would work best:
> >
> > * Setup system manager to provide option to select if you want to install into the ports console or
> > the base system
> >
> > * Default to only extracting ports into the ports console, since you probably shouldn't be building
> > ports on the main tree anyway
> >
> > * Do some nullfs mount of /usr/ports to into the port jail, so they can share
> >
> >
> > Any ideas on which one would work best or be ideal for us?
> 
> 
> My vote is to extract only to ports console since I've consistently warned users to only  play with ports
> in there. Unless someone has an option #4.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Dru

Fixed! I've just commited the change, now it has two buttons, for the port console and system ports,
along with a warning that system ports are for advanced users only :)


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Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software


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