ports database

gahn ipfreak at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 26 21:18:28 UTC 2010

well, I could just update the database offline, then use another machine
 download right software and put them in /usr/ports/distfiles...

--- On Thu, 8/26/10, Adam Vande More <amvandemore at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Adam Vande More <amvandemore at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: ports database
To: "gahn" <ipfreak at yahoo.com>
Cc: "freebsd general questions" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2010, 1:07 PM

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 2:13 PM, gahn <ipfreak at yahoo.com> wrote:

Hi all:

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...

If you have another machine available, it probably makes more sense to build the packages there and bring them over.   A ports tree with no internet connection is not always useful.  It doesn't contain the source necessary to build the packages.  

Adam Vande More


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