ports database

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Aug 26 19:53:50 UTC 2010

On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 12:13:14 -0700 (PDT), gahn <ipfreak at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Is it possible to update the database of ports offline.
> It is nice to use "portsnap fetch/extract/update", but I can't
> use that since one of my server has no connection to the internet...

At least you need one machine with Internet connection to get
the ports update, e. g. using "portsnap fetch extract" or
"make update" (using csup). Once done, tar cf ports.tar /usr/ports
and transfer the file to the server without Internet connection;
finally extract it there.

Another way would be to use the FreeBSD release CD or DVD to
get the RELEASE related ports tree from there.

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