[freebsd-questions] Re: [freebsd-questions] weird error messages with various ports

Erich Dollansky erichsfreebsdlist at alogt.com
Mon Jan 27 14:45:52 UTC 2014


On Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:17:42 +0100
_1126 <lists at elfsechsundzwanzig.de> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 09:44:40PM +0800, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> > > That leads me to another question: Is there a way to do this while
> > > preserving the configurations I made to the ports?
> > > 
> > if you have a normal installation, just move /use/ports
> > to /usr/ports.whatever and create an empty /usr/ports.
> > 
> > You can then checkout the ports tree with svn.
> I did just that. 
> But it seems to me that I have now lost (aka 'it is in a different
> copy of the ports tree) all the configuration changes I did to various
> ports, like enabling patches in mail/mutt or which video drivers
> x11/xorg should install... Is there a way to copy those from one copy
> of a ports tree to another?
> Or am I just overlooking something here? ;)

you should have them in the other ports tree named /usr/ports.whatever


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