[PC-BSD Testing] Testing Digest, Vol 34, Issue 3

Mike Bybee mbybee at dometrilogy.com
Wed Nov 4 13:08:07 PST 2009


> Message: 5
> Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 14:55:54 -0500 (EST)
> From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] question about ports
> To: PC-BSD Testing list <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
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> 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 :)
>
>
> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
>
> ------------------------------


Sorry for responding to the digest mode, but I just wanted to say I
like this option - giving the choice is nice, since it encourages more
advanced users to use the ports console (rather than ignore it
entirely).

Just my 2 cents.



-- 
Thanks,
Mike Bybee


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