Sharing /usr/ports

Kövesdán Gábor gabor.kovesdan at
Sat Sep 24 09:09:43 PDT 2005

Gordon Ross wrote:

> I've got two FreeBSD 5.4 machines. One is a server, the other is a 
> desktop.
> I've mounted on the desktop the /usr/ports directory from the server. 
> My idea being that I could share the one /usr/ports directory amongst 
> my machines and save disc space, and also save having to recompile 
> everything whenever I install a port.
> My problem is that, if I do a "make" on one machine, I can't then do a 
> "make install" on the other machine. (When I try, nothing happens)
> I haven't mounted any of the directories from under /var/db (e.g. pkg, 
> ports)
> Is what I'm trying to do possible ?
> If so, what am I missing or doing wrong ?
What if You do "make FORCE_PKG_REGISTER=YES install" on the client machine?

Gabor Kovesdan

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