package-recursive and methods to quickly rebuild your computer
wmoran at collaborativefusion.com
Wed Sep 13 10:28:56 PDT 2006
In response to "Jonathan Horne" <jhorne at dfwlp.org>:
> so ive been playing with my buildserver, and working out the methodology
> to quickly recover a computer to operational mode.
> yesterday, i took my buildserver, and began with a 'pkg_delete -a', and
> then updated my ports tree. i then proceeded to visit each port directory
> of things my production server runs, and did a 'make install
> package-recursive', until had a /usr/ports/packages/ directory that was
> very full of what appears to be invididual packages of each of the things
> i need on my server.
> next, i took a test box, and mounted /usr/ports from my build server to
> this test box, changed to /usr/ports/packages/All, and did a 'pkg_add -v
> *', and watched as what appeared to be each package this directory install
> onto my test box.
> the first thing i decided to test, was apache (2.0.59). apache would fire
> up, but php would not work well enough to load squirrelmail or something
> like phpsysinfo. phpsysinfo told me that the xml and pcre exentions are
> required, but 'pkg_info|grep php5' told me that these extensions were
> installed. if i do a plain 'pkg_info' on both my build server and test
> box, they are line for line the same, but some things are obvously not
> first, am i going about this project in the wrong direction?
Sounds good to me.
> second, what is the proper way to use the packages that have been built
> from ports, and how do they differ from actually building the port on a
It sounds to me like the php addons aren't getting registered in
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