In my rediscovery of FreeBSD I discovered some portmaster settings which help immensely with two competing problems when using the ports system.
We need build-dependencies installed to build certain ports.
We do not want build-dependencies installed all the time.
Rebuilding the dependencies every time some port needs a particular one
stinks, and apparently someone else thought so as well. They
came up with a solution I like, but I also know I check the solutions I
create too rarely, and included documentation of each option in my
version (contents of
# Do not create temporary backup packages before pkg_delete (-B) NO_BACKUP=Bopt # Make and save a package of the new port (-g) MAKE_PACKAGE=gopt # Always delete stale distfiles without prompting (-d) ALWAYS_SCRUB_DISTFILES=dopt # Install a package if available (-P or --packages) PM_PACKAGES=first # Delete build-only dependencies when finished (--delete-build-only) PM_DEL_BUILD_ONLY=pm_dbo # Specify a local package repository (--local-packagedir) LOCAL_PACKAGEDIR=/usr/ports/packages # Only use packages from --local-packagedir (--packages-local) PM_PACKAGES_LOCAL=pmp_local # Do not prompt the user for failed backup package creation PM_IGNORE_FAILED_BACKUP_PACKAGE=pm_ignore_failed_backup_package
That would have been easy to figure out had I actually read the sample file... heh. Guess I will have to build X.Org and awesome to try this out.