adding packages during jails creation

Ben Woods woodsb02 at
Fri Aug 28 10:05:43 UTC 2015

On Friday, August 28, 2015, Vijay Rajah <me at> wrote:
> My question is how can I automate installation of ports, instead of me
> manually installing these packages on every Jail?
> -Thanks
> Vijay

Hi Vijay,

If you use iocage for jail management instead of ezjail, you can use its
pkglist keyword to automatically install a list of packages in a file as
the jail is created.

Documented here:

Hope that helps,


From: Benjamin Woods
woodsb02 at

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