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Date:      Sat, 19 Jan 2008 14:07:04 +0000
From:      peter harrison <four.harrisons@virgin.net>
To:        Yuri Pankov <yuri.pankov@gmail.com>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org, peter harrison <four.harrisons@virgin.net>
Subject:   Re: Build server for ports and world...
Message-ID:  <20080119140704.GA1240@desktop.piggybox>
In-Reply-To: <20080119000754.GD24750@darklight.org.ru>
References:  <20080118233237.GA1069@desktop.piggybox> <20080119000754.GD24750@darklight.org.ru>

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On Sat, Jan 19, 2008 at 03:07:54AM +0300, Yuri Pankov wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 11:32:37PM +0000, peter harrison wrote:
> > I'd like to set up a build server at home to save me time when running portupgrade and building world.
> > 
> > I've read the handbook on this, and I'm happy with the process of NFS mounting /usr/src /usr/obj and /usr/ports etc..
> > 
> > I've two questions though.
> > 
> > First, my home server currently runs 6.2-RELEASE - I update it using freebsd-update and it doesn't have the source for world & kernel.
> > Is it possible to put the 7.0 source on this and build for installation on my desktop, or do I need to take the server to 7.0 before I do this?
> 
> Yes, it should be possible.
> 
> > Second, is there anyway of building packages without installing them?
> > I'm not keen to put X and all my desktop gubbins on the server when I only need it to build the packages.
> 
> Look at ports-mgmt/tinderbox, does exactly what you want :-)
> 
> > Thanks for any help.
> > 
> > 
> > Peter Harrison.
> > -- 
> > "`That young girl is one of the least benightedly 
> > unintelligent organic life forms it has been my profound 
> > lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid meeting.'" 
> > 
> > - Marvin's first ever compliment about anybody. 
> 
> HTH,
> Yuri
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Thanks Yuri, I'll take a look at Tinderbox.


Peter Harrison.

-- 
"`Maybe somebody here tipped off the Galactic Police,' said 
Trillian. `Everybody saw you come in.'
`You mean they want to arrest me over the phone?' said 
Zaphod, `Could be. I'm a pretty dangerous dude when I'm 
cornered.'
`Yeah,' said a voice from under the table [Ford's now 
completely rat-arsed at this point], `you go to pieces so 
fast people get hit by the shrapnel.'"

- Zaphod getting paranoid over a phone call. 



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