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FreeBSD: poudriere
posted on 2015-09-06 10:54:22


To manage updates in FreeBSD (fbsd), you have three alternatives AFAIK:

  • pkg
  • ports
  • poudriere

pkg are generic binary packages, like you may be used to from like any linux distro. ports are basically building the source by hand.

poudriere in short is basically a (local?) dedicated build environment running in a jail for regularily building you desired ports configuration.

So at first you have to install your desired ports by hand, afterwards you can generate a list of your desired software which poudriere will use. Packages build via poudriere can be used via pkg afterwards.

(If something here is wrong, bear with me, I am still a BSD noob.)


Here, a fresh install is assumed. So:


# get most current portlist
portsnap fetch
portsnap extract
portsnap update

# build poudriere
whereis poudriere # hint: /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/poudriere
cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/poudriere
make install clean


#edit config to your needs. dont fret, is heavily commented.
vi /usr/local/etc/poudriere.conf

#look up which system you run, as you want to build for that
uname -r
#create jail
poudriere jail -c -j fbsd -v 10.1-RELEASE  ## fbsd is the chosen jailname
#list jails
poudriere jail -l

#install ports tree
poudriere ports -c -p HEAD  ## HEAD is the chosen name for our portstree
#list ports tree
poudriere ports -l


#first install all you need, do this for all your desired software
## do this for 'portmaster' as an example
whereis <software>
cd <location in ports>
make install clean

pkg autoremove # you want a clean portlist, and used packages prior

#to get an idea how the config file should look, an example here with portmaster
portmaster --list-origins | sort -d | tee /usr/local/etc/poudriere.d/fbsd-HEAD-workstation-portlist
#see contents
cat /usr/local/etc/poudriere.d/fbsd-HEAD-workstation-portlist

## now enter all the ports you want into this file, aftwards we will configure them


Due to hardware issues, this will be continued in the future.

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