Installing ports via pkg on 11

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Fri Sep 23 17:11:51 UTC 2016

On Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:03:02 +0200
Luciano Mannucci <luciano at> wrote:

> Is there a way to build all the ports and make them available to pkg?
> Would such a thing make sense?

	Sure that's how the package build works - it uses poudriere to do
the work, but it will run for a very long time unless you have very
powerful hardware and it is unlikely that you actually want more than a
small proportion of the ports. The good news is that you can give poudriere
a list of the ports you really want and it will build just those and the
dependencies. Apart from poudriere you'll probably want a web server -
pretty much any web server will do.

	You can also type cd /usr/ports ; make package. But that will fail
somewhere along the line (conflicting ports if nothing else) and it will
take ages - geological ones most likely. Don't do that.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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