creating package repository for offline installation

Manolis Kiagias sonic2000gr at
Mon Aug 4 11:34:52 UTC 2008

Nikos Vassiliadis wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to update the installed packages at home. There
> are two problems:
> 1) there is only dialup internet connection. That pretty
> 	much rules out the possibility of using 'pkg_add -r'
> 2) I want to use packages, because using ports will take
> 	days and the systems are not that fast. So, I cannot
> 	use 'make fetch-recursive'
> I would like to create a package repository with the
> packages of choice, burn these to one or two CDs,
> take them home, and do the installation.
> I guess I can install inside a jail the packages of choice,
> are there any other options?
> Thanks in advance, Nikos
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If you don't mind building the packages (on the remote system) from 
ports, I would suggest ports-mgmt/tinderbox
Comprehensive instructions are located here:
I've used it for quite some time ( 
but lately I've dedicated a machine for package building and I am using 
a couple of my own simple scripts.

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