initializing portmaster's local-packagedir

perryh at perryh at
Sat Jun 25 21:13:25 UTC 2011

Florent Thoumie <flz at> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 3:09 AM,  <perryh at> wrote:
> > Starting with a single directory containing a few hundred packages
> > (.tbz files), how would I go about converting it into the sort of
> > repository which portmaster could use as its --local-packagedir?
> > ... how do I figure out which packages go in each of the category
> > directories and in Latest?
> Categories are listed in INDEX. The name in Latest is called
> LATEST_LINK in the port itself, but AFAIK it's not recorded anywhere
> else.

Thanks for the pointers.  I'd been hoping that there might be a way
to do it with portmaster -- or an alternative way of using portmaster
wherein the single flat directory would be sufficient -- which I just
hadn't figured out.  It seems odd that this hasn't come up before :(

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