Question about ports

Andy Farkas andyf at
Wed Apr 23 20:44:02 PDT 2003

On Wed, 23 Apr 2003, Dragoncrest wrote:

> 	I remember someone saying how to do this, but I've since
> forgotten.  What's the command to pull down all of the source files for
> each and every single port in /usr/ports that is needed to install any of
> the ports?  AKA all of the files that should end up being stored in
> /usr/ports/distfiles

# cd /usr/ports
# make fetch

But I don't think that's really what you want.

> 	I've searched, but I guess I'm not using the right keywords to find
> this.  What I need to do is install ports on a box with zero network
> connection to the internet.  Any help is welcome.  Thanks.

Buy a FreeBSD box set.


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        Andy Farkas
    System Administrator
   Speednet Communications

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