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crux ports

ports updates and lists local ports collections; sources are defined in /etc/ports/.

ports --update                  # rsync (pull) port files
ports --list
ports --diff                    # list version differences between local and installed ports

prt-get is used to install and uninstall ports; it also provides searching, inspecting and listing of dependency trees - it is a high level abstraction to pkgmk and pkgadd.

prt-get sysup --log             # update all outdated ports

prt-get isinst python
prt-get search -vv python
prt-get info -vv python

prt-get install python          # install port
prt-get deptree python          # view dependency tree
prt-get depinst python          # install with all dependencies

prt-get update python
prt-get remove python

One of the best parts of crux's port system is that there is plenty of room for customization; the end points are simple bash scripts, perfect for documenting the exact steps required during installation.

pkgmk generates ports from a ./Pkgfile, which can then be installed with pkgadd.

pkgmk -d --install              # download, build and install package
pkgmk --download-only           # fetch source files
pkgmk --clean

/etc/prt-get.conf is the configuration file for prt-get; local port preferences can be declared with the prtdir variable.

prtdir /usr/ports/local         # directories are searched in declared order
prtdir /usr/ports/[local]:[port1][, port2]  # select specific ports
httpup sync http://myhost/ports/tks6 /usr/ports/tks6

Some ports come with convenience scripts to automate setup; like creating new users - they are only run when specifically requested, but can be very convenient when setting up trusted ports.

prt-get [dep]install nginx --install-scripts   # run both
			   --pre-install
			   --post-install

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