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If you wish to keep your favorite port across system updates, there is more than one way to accomplish this, but soon to become common is the creation of a PBI. The process of turning a port into a PBI can be a very simple matter of either using [[PBI_Module_Builder_Guide#Creating a New PBI with pbi_makeport|'''pbi_makeport''']] from the commandline, or the GUIfied [[PBI_Module_Builder_Guide#Using EasyPBI|'''EasyPBI''']] program. However, not every port submits so easily to this conversion process, and sometimes extra interaction is needed in order to succeed. The purpose of this area is to help document how those challenging ports get turned into PBIs and also perhaps, by way of this information, assist with improvement to the tools that would automate the process.  <br>'''Note:''' This page pertains to PBI version 9.
 
If you wish to keep your favorite port across system updates, there is more than one way to accomplish this, but soon to become common is the creation of a PBI. The process of turning a port into a PBI can be a very simple matter of either using [[PBI_Module_Builder_Guide#Creating a New PBI with pbi_makeport|'''pbi_makeport''']] from the commandline, or the GUIfied [[PBI_Module_Builder_Guide#Using EasyPBI|'''EasyPBI''']] program. However, not every port submits so easily to this conversion process, and sometimes extra interaction is needed in order to succeed. The purpose of this area is to help document how those challenging ports get turned into PBIs and also perhaps, by way of this information, assist with improvement to the tools that would automate the process.  <br>'''Note:''' This page pertains to PBI version 9.
  
 
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===What has been Attempted===
 
'''Table: Ports that have been attempted. Is this version of the port a ''One-Click'' PBI creation candidate?'''
 
'''Table: Ports that have been attempted. Is this version of the port a ''One-Click'' PBI creation candidate?'''
  
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'''NOTE:''' (need to revise this note- easyPBI does now direct creation of a PBI.)
 
'''NOTE:''' (need to revise this note- easyPBI does now direct creation of a PBI.)
:There is a small discrepency in that '''EasyPBI''' is a GUI frontend to '''Make-a-PBI''' (pbimaker), and neither actually initiate a compile of the port into a PBI that can be immediately added. However, '''pbi_makeport''' (component of pbi-manager) does perform the required compilation of the port and its dependencies to output a PBI file.  The true local build test method is to use '''pbi_makeport''' though '''EasyPBI''' may allow a port to be submitted for testing/approval/addition.
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:older versions of '''EasyPBI''' the GUI frontend to '''Make-a-PBI''' (pbimaker), neither actually initiate a compile of the port into a PBI that can be immediately added. However, '''pbi_makeport''' (component of pbi-manager), and current versions of '''EasyPBI''' and '''Make-a-PBI'' do perform the required compilation of the port and its dependencies to output a PBI file.

Revision as of 20:31, 17 January 2012

This area of the wiki is for those who have worked on turning a FreeBSD port into a PBI. Those who wish to add their results may do so in the table below.

Getting a port turned into a PBI

If you wish to keep your favorite port across system updates, there is more than one way to accomplish this, but soon to become common is the creation of a PBI. The process of turning a port into a PBI can be a very simple matter of either using pbi_makeport from the commandline, or the GUIfied EasyPBI program. However, not every port submits so easily to this conversion process, and sometimes extra interaction is needed in order to succeed. The purpose of this area is to help document how those challenging ports get turned into PBIs and also perhaps, by way of this information, assist with improvement to the tools that would automate the process.
Note: This page pertains to PBI version 9.

What has been Attempted

Table: Ports that have been attempted. Is this version of the port a One-Click PBI creation candidate?

Category Port name Version Options 1-Click Special changes (and/or errors)
sysutils easypbi 1.0 defaults yes
www firefox 8.0,1 defaults yes needs adjustment to define desktop icon
mail gmail-notify 1.6.1.1_4 defaults yes needs adjustment to define desktop icon
irc quassel 0.73 no needs work; cannot create monolithic version, other versions have problems.
emulators virtualbox-ose 4.0.14 defaults no seems like it cannot pull-in kernel source
emulators virtualbox-ose-additions 4.0.14 defaults no seems like it cannot pull-in kernel source
emulators virtualbox-ose-kmod 4.0.14 defaults no seems like it cannot pull-in kernel source
deskutils znotes 0.45 defaults yes needs adjustment to define included desktop icon


One-click candidates are fully functional but can have minor flaws, such as a generic desktop/menu icon, or appearing in 'lost & found.' Some ports have various non-default options, which may prevent creation or cause a substantially different PBI to be made that either performs differently or lacks certain features (such as NLS).

NOTE: (need to revise this note- easyPBI does now direct creation of a PBI.)

older versions of EasyPBI' the GUI frontend to Make-a-PBI (pbimaker), neither actually initiate a compile of the port into a PBI that can be immediately added. However, pbi_makeport (component of pbi-manager), and current versions of EasyPBI and Make-a-PBI do perform the required compilation of the port and its dependencies to output a PBI file.
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