Convert all packages to ports

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Thu Jul 1 21:39:13 UTC 2010

On 7/1/10 5:31 PM, Glen Barber wrote:
> Hi, Chris
> On 7/1/10 5:23 PM, Chris Stankevitz wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I setup my system using "packages". I have 675 "packages" installed
>> and 0 "ports" installed.
>> Q: Is there a simple way to replace each "package" with the locally
>> compiled "port"?
>> Ideally the procedure will not ask me any questions and will leave me
>> with 0 installed "packages" and 675 installed "ports".
> You might have a look at ports-mgmt/portmaster. It will prompt you for
> configuration settings before proceeding with building your ports.

I just want to add, that this is necessary when upgrading your existing 
software.  Once "ports" or "packages" are installed, there is no 
differentiation to the system.  The difference is that packages 
(installed via pkg_add(1)) are built once, when a new FreeBSD -RELEASE 
is out.


Glen Barber

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