On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 11:11:22PM -0500, Duane Winner wrote:
> I now understand how to use cvsup to keep my src and ports tree current.
> I know how to use pkg_add -r to install new sotware, or go into
> /usr/ports/whatever to make install. I know how to do portupgrade to
> upgrade my installed ports, how to pkg_version -v to see what's out of
> date with my tree, and how to cronjob cvsup to keep my trees current. (I
> still need to play more with make world and whatnot)

I think you've got the right tools, you jsut need to use them in
different ways.

> One thing that concerns me, at least on the laptops, is the amount of
> time spent compiling new software as it is release, seeing as how we
> will be running x, gnome and Yahweh knows what else....

You have enough machines to justify using a build host: a single machine
that simply builds ports into packages (or compiles buildworld and
buildkernel into the /usr/obj directory). You can then do binary
installs off of the build host via NFS. It's a very handy architecture
because it allows you to do offload the work of building to a separate
server and roll out to other machines when it's convenient. It also
helps ensure that other machines stay uniform and allows new machines to
rolled out with little effort.


"The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere."
        - Anne Morrow Lindbergh {American Author}
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