On Saturday 05 August 2006 18:16, cpghost wrote:
> Building packages for multiple machines on a fast CPU,
> with portmanager's -bu option populates a /usr/ports/packages tree.
> So far, so good.
> What I'd like though, is to be able to reuse that tree (mounted via
> NFS or rsynced over) on other machines with much slower CPUs.
> The fast build machine and the other slow machines are not synchronized
> w.r.t. the set of installed ports. What is needed is that portmanager
> uses packages from /usr/ports/packages if available, and compiles from
> source the remaining ports.

A key design feature of portmanager is that everything is built with 
up-to-date dependencies, having this kind of feature would, in general, 
defeat that.

In any case according to the man page -b means "Keep backup packages of the 
old versions." 
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