how do i automate building packages?

Roland Smith rsmith at
Sun Nov 29 21:56:58 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 09:43:07PM +0100, Philipp Lengemann wrote:
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> Am Sat, 28 Nov 2009 01:05:47 -0800
> schrieb Gary Kline <kline at>:
> > 
> > 	How do I build tarballs of packages that usually wind up in 
> > 	/usr/ports/packages?
> > 
> > 	I thought I had something in /etc/make.conf, but nope.  My
> > 	build of OOo [311] recently finished on my new to-be server.  
> > 	Since both the new Dell and this older Dell are running 7.2, I
> > 	figure I can do any builds and move the packages across.

Now that my desktop and laptop are both running 8.0, I build ports on my
(faster) desktop, and then rsync /usr/local to the laptop. Works fine. Of
course my laptop now has some apps on it that it doesn't really need, but on
the other hand I have been able to remove /usr/ports, /var/db/ports and
/var/db/pkg from the laptop. This is a lot easier than creating packages and
updating them on another machine.

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