I am planning on migrating to a new PC in the near future, perhaps after FBSD 6.2 is released. I was therefore wondering if the following scenario was possible.
1) Tar up the /var/db/pkg directory on old system 2) Untar the collection into the same location on new PC 3) Run portsnap to get an up-to-date ports collection 4) Run portmanager to actually install the ports. I have close to 500 entries in the directory and trying to install them all manually is a lot of work. Of course there are META packages like KDE, but still I would have a lot of manual work involved to get it all back to the same state I had it in on the old PC. It would seem to me that by doing it in this fashion all of the programs would be built correctly for the new system which is going to be quite a bit different than the one I have now. In theory this seems to work, but I wanted to know if it is actually possible before attempting it. -- White Hat [EMAIL PROTECTED] __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"