Donald J. O'Neill wrote:

On Monday 05 June 2006 09:49, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
Jonathan Horne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
so, could i theoretically use 'make reinstall' on a fresh system
where the port had never been previously installed?
Maybe, maybe not.  If "make install" doesn't work because there's
already a .install_done...  file in the work directory, then
reinstall will be what you need.

The answer is: when he installs the ports, make a package using "make package". Unfortunately, this doesn't make a package for ports required for that port, But, "make package-recursive" would, with the exception of certain ports, and he can get around that if he's clever enough. Another thing he can do is: use "pkg_create -b <some-port-already-installed>" and save it somewhere. Then he can do "pkg_add <that-saved-port.tbz>" and get that port and the required dependencies. If he's missing a dependency, oh well, guess what.

portupgrade -pr works a treat:

    --package              Build a package when each specified port is
                           installed or upgraded.  If a package is upgraded
and its dependent packages are given from the com-
                           mand line (including the case where -r is speci-
                           fied), build packages for them as well.

combined with pkg_create -b for already installed stuff and you should never have to compile the same version of a port more than once.


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