creating package repository for offline installation
sonic2000gr at gmail.com
Mon Aug 4 11:34:52 UTC 2008
Nikos Vassiliadis wrote:
> I would like to update the installed packages at home. There
> are two problems:
> 1) there is only dialup internet connection. That pretty
> much rules out the possibility of using 'pkg_add -r'
> 2) I want to use packages, because using ports will take
> days and the systems are not that fast. So, I cannot
> use 'make fetch-recursive'
> I would like to create a package repository with the
> packages of choice, burn these to one or two CDs,
> take them home, and do the installation.
> I guess I can install inside a jail the packages of choice,
> are there any other options?
> Thanks in advance, Nikos
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If you don't mind building the packages (on the remote system) from
ports, I would suggest ports-mgmt/tinderbox
Comprehensive instructions are located here: http://tinderbox.marcuscom.com/
I've used it for quite some time (http://www.freebsdgr.org/tinderbox/)
but lately I've dedicated a machine for package building and I am using
a couple of my own simple scripts.
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