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Date:      Thu, 17 Dec 2015 09:33:40 +0000
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <>
Subject:   Re: Migrating from ports to pkg
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On Thu, 17 Dec 2015 07:59:29 +0000
Matthew Seaman <> wrote:

> On 16/12/2015 20:47, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> > 	With poudriere you wind up building all the dependencies locally
> > and so have far more locally built ports than you need. I find poudriere
> > works best if you do all your own package building, otherwise clashes
> > between local and remote built packages are hard to handle.
> I believe Bryan is looking at ways to seed a poudriere build from a
> different repository.

	Essentially automating the manual process I described ? That would
be very nice indeed. If it could automatically track the right ports tree
that would be *wonderful*.

>  It's something I've wanted for quite a while, but
> the systems where I'd like to use it have sufficient capacity that
> building a bunch of packages multiple times[*] isn't a really big deal.

	I went fairly low power (both my workstation and NAS/services boxes
are Atom based - next iteration will likely be ARM) some time ago which has
made me sensitive to compile workload. Updates were quite frustrating until
I discovered pkg lock :)

Steve O'Hara-Smith <>

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