keeping ports up to date on two personal machines

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Sun Jun 19 05:31:04 GMT 2005

On Sat, Jun 18, 2005 at 06:07:08PM -0500, Anthony Philipp wrote:
> Hello guys,
> I just have a quick question. I have two FreeBSD-5.4-p2 machines,
> and instead of using cvsup on both machines to keep my ports up to
> date could I just rsync /usr/ports/ from the faster machine to the
> other one without any issues? I understand I could run a private
> cvsup server, but for two machines this seems a little excessive.
> Any suggestions or problems with this idea?

It would be easier (and faster) to build the stuff on the faster machine
and create packages off it to give to the slower box.

Check out "pkg_create -b".

Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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