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

Matt Olander matt at ixsystems.com
Tue Sep 22 16:10:56 PDT 2009


On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 4:05 PM, Dru Lavigne <drulavigne at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> 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.

No problem, I'm sure we'll know well before then and can try it out in
an alpha pretty quickly. If it works, it'll eliminate the need for
runports. It looked pretty promising and would end up fixing all the
problems people have been having installing ports :-)

-matt



>
>> 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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