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    port stops in the middle of installing

    I am trying to install qutebrowser from port or suckles surf and during the middle of my install, it crashes and installs a text file in my home directory where I can continue where I left off. so I continue where I left off and it crashes once again. I use postmaster for the install but it...
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    Portmaster and ports from which the same name binaries (like py-commonmark and cmark) are installed

    Hello, Description: portmaster devel/llvm11 failed due to textproc/cmark which has been manually replaced with textproc/py-CommonMark on installing something (I cannot remember which one). After deinstalling that and reinstalling textproc/py-CommonMark, devel/llvm11 was successfully installed...
  3. scotia

    portmaster not finding package where pkg install does

    Hi, I'm wading through the molasses that is a FreeBSD upgrade. I want to use packages where available, however where pkg finds packages, portmaster does not: # portmaster -bdgy -PP devel/cmake ===>>> Port directory: /usr/ports/devel/cmake ===>>> Gathering dependency list for devel/cmake...
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    portmaster best practices?

    I compile all of my own ports into packages and keep the distfiles so I can rebuild it all offline if need be. I recently switched over to the 2020Q4 ports tree. Normally, my process is svn update (in /usr/ports), portmaster -a -B -D -G -y --no-confirm -g. This seems to work pretty well when...
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    How can I streamline building ports, avoid prompts, but whilst still retaining control over options?

    As an example, I am building vlc with x264 and x265 support. I need to answer questions for all of its dependencies which is quite cumbersome. I have tried using portmaster and that appears to help with the configuration, but I'd still like to be able to do it in a non-interactive way. This...
  6. Mjölnir

    Do not use ports-mgmt/portmaster and other tools who build in the main system

    Please consult Howto build ports with ports-mgmt/poudriere for a set of historically evolved issues concerning the ports tree. Please consult the well-known Recursive Make Considered Harmful for reasons why such tools do not handle the build process theoretically sound -- they do not use make...
  7. gessel

    Infinite build loop with # portmaster -df -r postgresql11-client

    I executed # portmaster -df -r postgresql11-client and got a build loop on 3 jails. One had devel/ccache disabled, the other two were using it. All three looped until ctrl-c. At the end of lengthy post build, I see variations of: ===>>> The following actions were performed...
  8. scotia

    portmaster shoots itself in the foot with -P and pkg

    Hi. if I add the -P option to portmaster, and postmaster decides to re-install pkg, I get the following: Installed packages to be REMOVED: pkg: 1.13.2 Number of packages to be removed: 1 The operation will free 13 MiB. [1/1] Deinstalling pkg-1.13.2... You may need to manually remove...
  9. clawhammer

    Solved portmaster -a is making my computer restart about halfway through.

    I have 469 ports that portmaster -L listed and when I go to upgrade them the computer restarts.
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    Solved Portmaster - unknown traffic

    Dear forum, first if all I hope that I'm posting in the correct forum. Please correct me if it's wrong. I noticed that there is a lot of traffic while upgrading ports with portmaster. I do not mean the actual download of source code, rather during the building process. Also, there is almost no...
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    Deterministic Software Install/Maintenance Method

    All, Over the past few years have spent a significant amount of time (seemingly endless) on port/package maintenance tasks. It seems that we should be able to: 100%: Use pkg for any/all installs and maintenance tasks (if no custom config options are required) -or- 100%: Use ports for any/all...
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    Pkg vs Ports

    Which is the best way of install something here, in your thoughts? If you want, you can explain why do you think what you think. You can like pkg You can like https://www.freshports.org/ Or simply don't have one of your preference and use both or none. Feel free of expound your thoughts and...
  13. B

    Huge command on portmaster

    I was doing portmaster -a . When it finished, the output it's saved in "/tmp/portmasterfail.txt" I won't post the whole command because it's so huge that it has more than 8000 characters. So you should have an idea of how big it's. Another thing, it's I don't know how to write the directory of...
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    Convert from ports to packages

    pkg upgrade will reinstall unlocked ports as packages, and then presumably those packages can be managed (updated) through pkg. However, after upgrading all but a couple of ports to packages, portmaster dies during portmaster -aR. I also get the impression that dependency ports aren't converted...
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    Error in portmaster

    Hello everyone, I'm updating some programs through portmaster and it's showing me the following error message: ===>>> Returning to update check of installed ports make: "/usr/ports/devel/py27-setuptools/Makefile" line 29: Malformed conditional (${PYTHON_VERSION} != ${PYTHON_DEFAULT_VERSION})...
  16. Harmnot

    Should i build new kernel ?

    Hey, I just finished install FreeBSD 11 on external harddisk, and I want to ask about kernel, should I rebuild kernel after installation? I was building kernel , and I cancel it after a hour because it was take very long time and my laptop got very hot on for it , I follow This instructions to...
  17. S

    Ports update and a portmaster

    Hello! I always installed the software from the ports through the portmaster. But on one machine software was put in a classical way - through ports (make deinstall, make reinstall clean) (without a portmaster). Can I now install the portmaster on this machine and update it with it? This is a...
  18. B

    Solved portmaster update of smartmontools fails on 10.4-RELEASE-p5

    This is not a burning issue, but should I report this somewhere, and if so, what's the most effective method, please? I was updating the ports on this box to fix the rsync vulnerability, and this is what I have left that I can't "fix": portmaster -L ... ===>>> smartmontools-6.6 ===>>> New...
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    Solved Portmaster with flavors

    For those who could look for the correct command to replace, for example, old unison-nox with new unified port with nox11 flavor, I used: portmaster -o net/unison@nox11 unison-2.48.4_2 and it worked! Thanks to portmaster developpers!
  20. razsnic

    What is better to use? pkg or portmaster

    Are pkg and portmaster equivalent? Is it better to use pkg or portmaster? To me they should be equivalent, and both should maintain the same version of software installed on the system, however I noticed inconsistencies. I have been playing around with a test system (FreeBSD 11) and I've...