VIMAGE and VirtualBox networking question

Nikos Vassiliadis nvass at
Sat Nov 15 16:13:00 UTC 2014

On 11/11/14 00:39, Peter Ross wrote:
> Nikos Vassiliadis wrote:
>> On 11/05/14 00:29, Manas Bhatnagar wrote:
>>> Install ports tree in a temporary location (another computer or
>>> something), grab the required folder and move it to the computer that
>>> you want to install the port on and do 'make install clean' ?
>>> probably won't work like that, you would need to make sure the
>>> directories for dependencies are there too :o)
>> Tried to do this with a full ports tree and I stopped it after gcc
>> started to build.
> BTW: You need /usr/src available for the creation of the package.
> Preferably matching the kernel you want to install it..
> I do this regularly (but without VIMAGE) in a jail where I build all my
> packages. ("make install" and "pkg create" in a script)
> I do all updates from source. I only update kernel, user land and ports
> when security is at risk. Usually independent from each other.
> But VirtualBox is an exception. I update kernel and VirtualBox at the
> same time.
> I was not brave enough to enable VIMAGE and VirtualBox on the same
> server. But I may do that soon. I plan a major reconfiguration ca. end
> of the year. I hope it is stable enough.


Just want to add that everything works as expected with VIMAGE and VBox.

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