[PC-BSD Testing] To Dru Lavigne -- Include runports info in book

Dru Lavigne drulavigne at sympatico.ca
Tue Sep 22 16:05:28 PDT 2009


Hi all,

I definitely have a whole chapter planned just on ports.

What sort of timeline is needed for the elegant solution? I have decent flexibility regarding the order I write the chapters, but would need to get to the ports chapter some time in November.

Cheers,

Dru


> Dru, what's the deadline for the Ports section? While at EuroBSD, we
> may have found a far more elegant solution that Kris was testing even
> before we went to sleep!
> 
> -matt
> 
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 3:26 PM, Ian Robinson <fitchkendall at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear Dru --
> >
> > It's great to find you checking in here, and If you are checking back in
> > please write yourself a program note to devote some time to PCBSD's "new"
> > ports dichotomy and its local base settings that require users to use
> > "runports" to install and run ports.  While Kris has made this easy in the
> > sense that he has given us menu items to do it (switch local base, employ
> > runports, etc.), I think the ports standard base vs. local base and the
> > difference between installing "system" ports and upgrades vs. "user" ports
> > and upgrades remains a mystery to many PCBSD users and the PCBSD
> > documentation is thin if not malnourished.  Because of your great writing
> > style and the clarity that you bring to subjects, your including runports
> > information in your book could de-mystify this area for the average PCBSD
> > user.
> >
> > Ian Robinson
> > Salem, Ohio
> >
> >
> >
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