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Hook for nullfs mounting an extra patches directory in the master jail - see https://dan.langille.org/2019/08/10/poudriere-hooks/
#!/bin/sh
# /usr/local/etc/poudriere.d/hooks/jail.sh
status="$1"
# NOTE: mount is invoked before start: re https://github.com/freebsd/poudriere/wiki/hooks
if [ "$status" = "mount" ] && [ -d /usr/local/etc/poudriere.d/local-patches ]; then
mntpath="$2"
# The local-patches directory is created only if it does not already exist.
# If it does not already exist, it means we are doing this on the master jail
if [ ! -d "${mntpath}/local-patches" ]; then
/bin/mkdir "${mntpath}/local-patches"
fi
# mount our patches to that location
/sbin/mount -t nullfs -o ro /usr/local/etc/poudriere.d/local-patches "${mntpath}/local-patches"
fi
exit 0
The jail.sh hook can be used on conjunction with an entry in
/usr/local/etc/poudriere.d/make.conf (or similar) such as this
.if ${.CURDIR:M*/net-mgmt/nagios}
EXTRA_PATCHES+= /local-patches/webserver/nagios.patch
.endif
@derekmarcotte
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Thanks for adding them. This little snippet is immensely helpful, thanks for blogging it, and making it available! Vastly improves an existing workflow. Maybe upstream would be interested in including it in the example hooks?

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I am happy that it's useful to you. I have used it dozens of times daily for over two years.

See freebsd/poudriere#928

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jlduran commented Oct 17, 2021

Hi Dan!, if you don't mind, what is the difference/advantage between this approach and creating a local-patches poudriere-ports tree and using it as an overlay for poudriere-bulk?

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This approach was created 2 years ago, before I'd heard of poudriere overlays.

I looked at overlay and could not figure out how to get it work.

Do you see any advantages?

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jlduran commented Oct 17, 2021

Do you see any advantages?

I see an advantage with this hook, it is closer to having a unionfs-mounted overlay (instead of the current nullfs-mounted one). I have not tested exhaustively, but from my initial tests, you would need to have all the port files + patches, instead of just the diff from the ports tree (local patches).

I looked at overlay and could not figure out how to get it work.

Here is my sample repo: https://github.com/jlduran/test-poudriere-overlay. It basically uses the category/port directory from the overlay instead of the default one. If you're using git, this approach might be a bit excessive for my needs.

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