./pkgtools/pkg_comp, Build packages inside a chroot jail

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Branch: pkgsrc-2008Q1, Version: 1.30, Package name: pkg_comp-1.30, Maintainer: jmmv

pkg_comp is a small utility designed to build packages inside a
clean chroot tree.

Some ideas about what to use it for (taken from manpage):
* Build packages for other system versions. For example, build
packages for NetBSD 1.5 while you are running NetBSD current.
* Build packages using different options than your current system
like changing the threading library, COPTS, placement of
configuration files, etc.
* Debug the build process of a package, checking if buildlinks
work properly.
* Avoid autoconf's side effects by keeping a separate chroot for
each project, like one for GNOME2 and another one for KDE3.
* Schedule builds of package sets for several different machines.

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