Kris Kennaway kris at
Thu Apr 15 05:12:46 PDT 2004

On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 12:51:05PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 03:39:26AM -0400, Arend P. van der Veen wrote:
> > I have a question about ports.  I have a port installed.  I want to make
> > package for it also.  I find that I must delete the package from my
> > system first and then go "make package".  This is because make package
> > must install the package first.  
> > 
> > Is there a better way to make a package that does not require me to
> > uninstall and reinstall it from my system ?
> Unfortunately not -- building a package does require you to install
> the package as well.

He's asking about creating a package from an already installed port.

Use pkg_create -b.

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