building a distribution server

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sat Apr 5 07:22:50 UTC 2008

> update all their ports in one shot.  the problem is the down time.  im
> wrapping up upgrading a 6.3 to 7 and its taken over 7 hours so far.  thats
> way too long for our machines to be down.
> the biggest slow down is the downloading of files.  just sitting watching
> things i would say 70% of the time is downloading files.  is there a way
> where i can build a distribution server that has everything i could possibly

make fetch-recursive in every port you wan'tto install

> need to upgrade a machine from any 6.x to 7.0 and redo all the ports on that
> machine and have a cron job keep everything up to date on that server and
> when i upgrade a new machine, it simply goes to my internal distribution

why don't copy all /usr from first to others.

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