On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 04:03:00PM +0100, RW wrote: > On Saturday 05 August 2006 18:16, cpghost wrote: > > Building packages for multiple machines on a fast CPU, > > with portmanager's -bu option populates a /usr/ports/packages tree. > > So far, so good. > > > > What I'd like though, is to be able to reuse that tree (mounted via > > NFS or rsynced over) on other machines with much slower CPUs. > > > > The fast build machine and the other slow machines are not synchronized > > w.r.t. the set of installed ports. What is needed is that portmanager > > uses packages from /usr/ports/packages if available, and compiles from > > source the remaining ports. > > A key design feature of portmanager is that everything is built with > up-to-date dependencies, having this kind of feature would, in general, > defeat that.
Why would that? The port trees themselves are synchronized; just the set of installed ports ain't. The packages generated on the different machines are absolutely identical AFAICS; including their dependencies. There's no point in recompiling them separately if the result is the same on all machines. That's why I'd like to reuse the newly created packages. > In any case according to the man page -b means "Keep backup packages of the > old versions." >From portmanager(1): -bu or --back-up Make packages of updated ports The new/updated ports are being created with pkg_create(1) (after compilation). It's not about old versions... Thanks, -cpghost. -- Cordula's Web. http://www.cordula.ws/ _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"