Moving ports around?

Pav Lucistnik pav at
Sat Jul 14 22:10:51 UTC 2007

Ivan Voras píše v so 14. 07. 2007 v 22:36 +0200:

> Is there a canonical, re-usable way to move / rebase packages around the
> system, so that the package gets moved from one system directory tree to
> another?
> Example: If I have a machine with some installed packages, and another
> machine's root directory mounted in (e.g.) /mnt, I'd like to copy a
> locally installed package to /mnt, so the effect is as if the package is
> installed in an environment chrooted on /mnt. For now, I'm doing this
> the "long way around", by creating a package (.tgz) file, then
> installing it in a chroot environment on the /mnt tree. I'd like to skip
> the package file creation phase and directly move the files from one
> location to the other, with the same effect (e.g. pre/post-install
> scripts, etc.).

Hmm, recreating a package from the installed port and installing it
again in chroot() sounds pretty straightforward to me...

Pav Lucistnik <pav at>
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