Transferring ports

Doug Poland doug at
Thu Mar 20 15:51:20 UTC 2008

Peter Pentchev wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 12:02:42AM +0300, Dmitry Marakasov wrote:
>> * Ivan Voras (ivoras at wrote:
>>> Is there a utility that would do that, and if not, does anyone have the
>>> time to write one?
Would this not be an appropriate use for packages?  If one creates a 
package for every installed port on the "host" system, then one simply 
installs the package on the target system.

I have used this technique with some success when "transferring" ports 
from one system to another.  In my situation, I'm using the same 
architecture (i386) and OS version (6.3 --> 6.3 or 7.0 --> 7.0).


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