How to install packages from local storage?

Ultima ultima1252 at
Mon Aug 1 02:24:32 UTC 2016

When a package is downloaded, it is stored in /var/db/pkg, If all the
labtops have the same mountpoint in /var/db/pkg, when one downloads a
package it will appear there for all the labtops. This dir is checked
before downloading the pkg.

On Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 10:15 PM, Manish Jain <bourne.identity at>

> On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 7:29 AM, Ultima <ultima1252 at> wrote:
> Another solution, though I have not tried this, have the labtops mount a
> nfs on /var/cache/pkg they will share the pkg's they download, though it
> may not be the best or safest solution.
> Does that mean (presuming /var/cache/pkg on all laptops is mounted via NFS
> to somewhere on the network), I just have to run 'pkg install gnome3' and
> the gnome3 pkg will be accessed from /var/cache/pkg rather than being
> downloaded ?
> If that works, then why not just copy local.sqlite (I think this is
> /var/db/pkg) on the first system, and paste it on the other laptops ?
> I also see that pkg has a command 'add'. What is that for ?

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