4.x -> 5.x

Jonathan Chen jonc at chen.org.nz
Wed Nov 5 00:30:38 PST 2003

On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 12:08:24AM -0800, Mike Hoskins wrote:

> my question is, what's the best way to move 4.x packages to 5.x?  i'm
> not talking binaries of course, but reproducing the set of installed
> packages from data in /var/db/pkg.  i've read through the man pages for
> pkg*, portupgrade, etc...  and i'm thinking it may be simple enough to
> just tar /var/db/pkg under 4.x, restore under 5.x, and then portupgrade
> the tree.  i've tried it with a couple ports and it works, but i haven't
> tried it with an entire tree yet (more complex, with more dependencies to
> keep straight).  am i headed in the right direction, or is this a "bad
> idea".  :)  this is just to get the "same set of binaries" back on the 5.x
> system, merging configs, etc. is given it's own blurbage.

Actually, this sounds like a very clever way of reproducing your ports
setup. A "portupgrade -fRr \*" should do the trick. Wish I'd thought
of it first..

Jonathan Chen <jonc at chen.org.nz>
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   at the stake while the votes were being counted."  -- Thomas B. Reed

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