Synth: copying installation to second computer

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Tue Jun 13 23:03:58 UTC 2017

On 14 June 2017 at 10:51, Thomas Mueller <mueller6722 at> wrote:

> I think my main concern is getting packages into a synth-recognized repository.
> I would use NFS rather than http.  I would need to be sure to disable server in the conf, think I just did, now need to check on the other computer.
> I don't really want to have to rebuild synth and dependencies redundantly after all are installed on first build-host computer.
> But I would want to use synth on either computer without depending on the other computer; what I am concerned with now is getting started.

The synth repository is just the standard pkg-repository(5), based (by
default) at /var/synth/live_packages. As long as you're using the same
architecture and the same /usr/ports tree, you should be okay. YMMV.

Jonathan Chen <jonc at>

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