Media Packages Vs. Ports

Rick Miller vmiller at
Fri Sep 24 14:54:38 UTC 2010

On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 3:55 PM, Adam Vande More <amvandemore at> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 11:41 AM, <vrwmiller at> wrote:
>>  Is it possible to take a port, make a package of it and put it in the
>> packages directory of my own media?
> Sure it's easy.  When build a port you can issue a make package command, or
> you can use pkg_create to create packages from installed ported.  A common
> approach to this is build all your updates in a jail, make packages of them,
> then delete package from the host and install the newly built ones from the
> jail.  Very small, if any downtime.  You can use the jail to create pkg's
> for a custom repository too.

I've created the package and copied it to the networked media.  How do
I edit the INDEX file so that it knows how to get the file?

Take care
Rick Miller

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