Fetching precompiled packages for external install

Manolis Kiagias sonic2000gr at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 22:37:04 UTC 2008

Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Aug 2008 22:34:41 +0300, Manolis Kiagias <sonic2000gr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> See this discussion in -questions a few days ago:
>> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2008-August/180001.html
> Hmmm... this seems to refer to a procedure involving ports. I don't
> wanted to compile anything, just a "recursive fetch". Please see my
> other reply for the ugly solution I found.

It doesn't have to be done through ports, you can still get the packages 
using pkg_add -r and then recreate them using pkg_create -Rb. Side 
effect is the packages will be installed on the download machine, and 
that may not be what you want. But you could probably use a jail to 
avoid this.

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