FreeBSD packages specifically for mothership boss/ops
There are a number of third-party packages that are specific to the mothership in its role as...well, the mothership. Normally we build these packages on-demand and typically at the last minute. The result is that at times, we discover that some of the packages we need are incompatible with the standard Emulab packages. As an example yesterday we discovered that some of these packages require python3 and we build everything else with python2 in mind. While we should be able to install both at once, it is always risky to do that at beyond-the-last-minute.
So I propose to put together a meta-package for
emulab-ms-ops that I can build whenever I rebuild the packages so that all this will get discovered earlier. It will also mean these packages and their dependencies are available in the Emulab repository and avoid possible conflicts between Emulab and FreeBSD versions of packages.