tbz file from pkg

Lonnie Cumberland lonnie at outstep.com
Sat Jul 25 21:24:28 UTC 2020

Hi Polytropon,

The case that I am working on is to add some packages for the mfsBSD
scripts to use.

Basically, I am working on trying to add the FreeBSD 12.1 "xorg-minimal"
set of packages (excluding those that are really not needed) to the mfsBDF
mini iso being generated.  If all goes well then the mfsBSD that I create
will have an extremely small ISO footprint and have a minimal xserver
working as well.

I have my core mfsBSD ISO from FreeBSD 12.1 coming in at 30MB now and am
hoping to seek it still small with these xorg-minimal additions.

This little flavor of FreeBSD will basically have the core kernel, small
xorg, xterm, and and RDP and/or VNC client with no other packages since
ultra small is the name of the game here to see how small I can go with it.

That's the goal at least.

On Sat, Jul 25, 2020 at 4:28 PM Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:

> On Sat, 25 Jul 2020 16:23:46 -0400, Lonnie Cumberland wrote:
> > Since  the pkg command returns txz (tar+xz) compressed files during a
> > fetch, I am going to try to come up with a shell script that will loop
> > through all of the txz files in a folder [...]
> That is precisely called a directory. ;-)
> > [...] and convert each one to a tbz
> > (tar+bzip2) compressed file.
> >
> > I think that might be helpful to others as well.
> May I ask which specific case you need this for?
> --
> Polytropon
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