> On May 29, 2014, at 4:19, David Chisnall <thera...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>> On 29 May 2014, at 02:23, Bryan Drewery <bdrew...@freebsd.org> wrote:
>> As for skipping unneeded ports the best I can do is '-a' or "Build it all".
>> If a port is only needed for WITH_X11 then an IGNORE should be added to it
>> when WITHOUT_X11 is set to prevent wasting time on it.
> We can probably do a bit better by looking at the complete dependency graph 
> and removing any ports that have unconditional dependencies on X.  For a 
> headless server, there's no reason to build any of the kde-* or gnome-* ports 
> or, indeed, X itself.  I suspect that we could easily trim 2/3 of the build 
> time by omitting ports that have a GUI, GUI toolkits, and so on.  

Yeah. My point was more that poudriere can't do that now and I would rather not 
add all that special-case logic to it. Clever make.conf logic might be able to 
do it.

> Longer term, we may be able to share the build time a bit.  Ports which don't 
> have a WITHOUT_X11 flag and don't unconditionally depend on X11 can 
> potentially be pre-seeded from the normal package build (if we can identify 
> them).  That only leaves the ports that actually have build-time conditional 
> X support to build in the no-Xorg run.

Yup! I have a patch for that in the works.

> David
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