Upgrading without building and without freebsd-update

Anders Andersson anders.freebsd at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 11:14:00 UTC 2010

2010/7/1 Christer Solskogen <christer.solskogen at gmail.com>

> I've got two FreeBSD machines on two different networks(and two
> different locations). One of them is as fast machine (i7-920) while
> the other one is a Intel Atom. How can I build on the fast machine and
> use those binaries on the slow one, without mounting /usr/obj using
> nfs? first I was thinking about creating a dump file on the fast
> machine and extract that on the slow, but that wont work on a
> filesystem that is already populated. Would a tarfile work? (how about
> /libexec/ld-elf.so.1?)
> --
> chs,


I can provide some help at least. I found the page
http://onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2003/08/07/FreeBSD_Basics.html which says that
"make package" creates tgz packages which you can copy over to the slow
machine and use pkg_add to install.

Commands that "might" be intresting to read about:
make fetch

As I am quiet new to this as well, lets hope someone else can explain how to
extract all packages easily (make package seems to work on one single
package, portinstall has an option for making packages as it works through
the build process whihc can be handy to create all dependencies in one go)
and what to think about when building for different architectures (if that
is necessary).

Anders Andersson

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