(de)centralized ports management with portsnap

David Newman dnewman at networktest.com
Fri Oct 25 21:22:26 UTC 2013

On 10/25/13 2:18 PM, illoai at gmail.com wrote:
> 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.

Thanks. What directories would get rsync'd over for the updates? Is it
really as simple as just copying over /usr/ports to each machine?

thanks again


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