If you’re curious to find out how all your installed ports depend upon each other, you might want to run this neat, little script saving its output to a file, and install
graphics/graphviz. Continue reading Using GraphViz to visualize the runtime dependencies of the installed ports
Update 2014-08-07: r363978, dated Mon Aug 4 09:11:25 2014 UTC, solves the parallel build bug once and for all, and there’s no need for the
Makefile.local as shown below.
I’ve been scratching my head over why
doesn’t build in parallel when
MAKE_JOBS_SAFE was removed last August, in r324744. I can’t find a specific reason other than guessing parallel build was considered broken in FreeBSD.
So far, I’ve added a
Makefile.local file in the
/usr/ports/mail/thunderbird directory. The time spent compiling
mail/thunderbird went from roughly 2.5 hours to merely 38 minutes on a 4 core Intel Core i7-960 running at 3.2 GHz. YMMV. Continue reading Parallel build of
mail/thunderbird in FreeBSD?
I grew tired of handholding
portupgrade because of the latter’s inability to handle new dependencies. The script below is the result of my frustration. The script is available for downloading at http://ximalas.info/~trond/create-zfs/canmount/upgrade-outdated-ports.sh. Continue reading Coping with portupgrade’s inability to handle new dependencies
I’m probably not paying enough attention to new developments in FreeBSD after all. After updating the installed ports in my VMs running
base/stable/10, X11 stopped working. It turns out the new version of X.org requires KMS and what not in the kernel. This doesn’t fare well with VMs running inside VirtualBox.
The solution? Place
/etc/make.conf file and recompile everything, or at least recompile everything belonging to the X.org subsystem. I opted for the former, spending roughly five hours recompiling 443 ports.
The VMs running
base/stable/9 hasn’t been affected yet, but I figured it’s best to play safe and I amended the aforementioned line in the
/etc/make.conf file on those VMs.
Is it just me or does
portupgrade 2.4.12,2 have issues detecting changes in a port’s dependencies, particularly added dependencies? Continue reading portupgrade and issues with added dependencies
I tried FreeBSD base/head with only an IPv6 address configured on the NIC. While installing some ports, I soon ran into the problem of living in more or less total isolation. Continue reading FreeBSD and IPv6 only – February 2014
Creating your own port in the FreeBSD ports tree makes 3rd party software maintenance at lot easier. Continue reading Your own port in the FreeBSD ports tree