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Old 16th May 2014
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Default FreeBSD equivalent to OpenBSD mk.conf FETCH_PACKAGES=Yes

I'm trying to save time when building applications from the FreeBSD ports tree. OpenBSD has a ports tree setting...

/etc/mk.conf
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FETCH_PACKAGES=Yes

...that will download the pre-compiled pkgs for any dependencies that it can, saving enormous amounts of time since it doesn't have to compile every single one required to build the port.

Does any know if FreeBSD offers this capability as well?
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Hi,

I do use portupgrade for ports management and there is an option --use-packages which does exactly what do you require. Note it can be overridden with USE_PORTS_ONLY from /etc/pkgtools.conf.

See man page for details.

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You may wish to make a symlink from where the new packages are stored to the traditional portupgrade package location... I recall posting it in a thread there; search 'symlink' maybe... until portupgrade is upgraded to be smarter. Or some equivalent adjustment.
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Thanks, I settled on portmaster a while back but maybe I'll have to revisit that decision in light of portupgrade's --use-packages functionality.

Update: It looks like portmaster has similar switches, derp.

-P|--packages use packages, but build port if not available
-PP|--packages-only fail if no package is available
--packages-build use packages for all build dependencies
--packages-if-newer use package if newer than installed even
if the package is not the latest according to the ports tree
--always-fetch fetch package even if it already exists locally
--local-packagedir=<path> where local packages can be found,
will fall back to fetching if no local version exists
--packages-local use packages from --local-packagedir only
--delete-packages after installing from a package, delete it

Update #2: portmaster doesn't support pkgng yet, bah.
portmaster -P www/nginx
===>>> Package installation support cannot be used with pkgng yet,
it will be disabled

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OpenBSD has a ports tree setting...

/etc/mk.conf
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FETCH_PACKAGES=Yes

...that will download the pre-compiled pkgs for any dependencies that it can, saving enormous amounts of time since it doesn't have to compile every single one required to build the port.
I learnt something new - very useful thanks.
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I think the native FreeBSD ports make.conf option is something like

_OPTIONS_DEPENDS=FETCH

I found this option by reading the Mk/bsd.options.mk file
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If a variable starts with an underscore, it means it's for internal use. Glancing at the Makefile, this does something completely different than what you expect (it's used to keep track of a list of possible *_DEPENDS, such as RUN_DEPENDS, BUILD_DEPENDS, FETCH_DEPENDS, etc.).

As far as I know, there is no easy way to do what you want. The new pkg tools broke a lot of stuff (such as portmaster, as you've noticed).

- You can get a list of all dependencies with make all-depends-list;
- You can check if a package is installed by the origin name with pkg query -e '%o = sysutils/tmux' %o

This should give you the basic ingredients to write a script :-)
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Code:
cd /usr/ports/www/chromium
make build-depends-list | gtr -s \/ "\n" | grep -v usr | grep -v ports | grep -v textproc {etc !! } | {etc !! } | grep -v "missing upstream pkgs == py-gobject3  for example" | xargs -J % pkg install %
...
Once I got pkg working, that code-template [ too complex for actual code] ... if one runs it okay, then can run "pkg install -y" to actually do the upgrades. Coded that first within the last 48 hours ... but note the 'gtr' command (coreutils) which I had to work upon previously to strip the paths from the result, in other one-liners.
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