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Sticking your nose in the tinderbox

Once you tell tinderbox to build a list of ports it happily goes off and does it's work. But how do you know what it is doing? Well let's nosey around and see what we can find. Let's open a terminal and tell it to compile devel/p5-Log-Dispatch and see what happens.

Universal tinderbox

Tinderbox's main purpose would be as a developer tool to assist in FreeBSD port maintainers in getting various software packages available to FreeBSD users, but can it be used for more than that - yes.

Tinderbox extra scripts

Continuing on from my previous two ramblings let's have a look at two scripts I use with my tinderbox setup.

Adventures in tinderbox 2

So far we have got our world binaries built and these are the foundation of the environments we setup for testing our port builds. From here we create a tinderbox build.

Adventures in tinderbox

Being in the process of helping fix issues related to getting programs to compile within the FreeBSD ports system I have gone and setup tinderbox on my machine.

About FreeBSD


FreeBSD is an operating system that traces it’s heritage back to the original unix development at AT&T starting in 1970.

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