>> On Fri, 10 Apr 2009 14:31:06 -0500, >> Adam Vandemore <amvandem...@gmail.com> said:
A> How do you handle major builds that use FBSD specific patches.... A> asterisk for example? Fortunately I haven't had to build asterisk or anything else that large. If I did, I'd probably try building under Solaris first, and when installing under FBSD, I'd examine any patches and put them in by hand. My only experience with a major ports build was attempting to upgrade Firefox; 20 minutes after starting, I was left with a literally unbootable system. I had to yank the drive, give it to a buddy to verify that my files were still present, do a complete installation with a more recent FBSD version on a clean drive, and restore my stuff from the original system. I'm perfectly willing to admit that I botched something in the Firefox upgrade, but I've also run into problems installing anything that remotely depends on perl. I use the same version on all my servers, and I got tired of seeing "unable to find perl-5.8.whatever"; configure scripts test for capability rather than version number to avoid this problem. Some of my servers are not allowed to have any network access, which means no chasing dependencies; I put in a CD with some source and run a build script. -- Karl Vogel I don't speak for the USAF or my company Seen in an East African newspaper: A new swimming pool is rapidly taking shape since the contractors have thrown in the bulk of their workers. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"