compiling ports to packages on fast system, installing on slower one

Dustin Coates demonbob at
Thu Jun 8 15:14:31 UTC 2006

Dave wrote:
> Hello,

>    I was wondering if this was possible? I've got a box that i'd like 
> to install the latest gnome 2.14 desktop on, as well as some very 
> intense apps to build. I would like to compile the needed apps on my 
> fastest machine as packages, then transfer all the packages to the 
> slower box, and do a pkg_add * and they're all installed. My catch is 
> i don't want to install everything on my fastest box to pull this off. 
> I am using portupgrade and was wondering if this was doable?
> Thanks.
> Dave.
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man pkg_create

Also check out:

This is a pretty good guide to creating a build server, from your 
fastest machine, so it does all the work, from updating world and kernel 
source, to ports. Bascially it involves NFS and mounting the faster 
computers /usr/src && /usr/ports after thier compiled on the faster 

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