(de)centralized ports management with portsnap

illoai at gmail.com illoai at gmail.com
Fri Oct 25 21:18:53 UTC 2013

On 25 October 2013 15:32, David Newman <dnewman at networktest.com> wrote:
> I'm setting up a group of FreeBSD servers that use 'portsnap fetch' and
> then 'portsnap update' to refresh their ports trees.
> Can I set up a local master to avoid pulling updates multiple times? If
> portsnap isn't the right tool for this, what is?
> Apologies if this has been asked before; this seems like a standard
> problem, but I didn't see an answer in a web search, the portsnap
> manpage, or in the Michael W. Lucas FreeBSD book.

It's probably simplest to simply pull with one machine & then use
rsync or some such to push the updates out to the client machines
which would then run "portsnap update" as needed.


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