Hello Lowell,

Thank you so much for the reply. I am trying to do the build once and
use prebuilt packages for the target boxes. However the problem I am
facing is a bit crude.

Lets assume I am trying to build pkgA which has dependencies of pkgB
and pkgC. The process I am following is

cd /usr/ports/xxx/pkgA ; make package. This makes the prebuilt package
in /usr/ports/ packages. However it does not case about pkgB which is
a dependency.

On a target system when I am trying to pkg_add it, it is rightly
complaining about a missing dependency and also saying that it cant
find the package in the local repository and aborting.

How can this be taken care of?

Thanks
Subhro

On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 6:26 PM, Lowell Gilbert
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Subhro <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>
> > I am trying to get a Network install working on my local network. I
> > have been able to successfully create a NFS export of the installation
> > disk and perform a install from there. The target machines boot over
> > PXE and fetch "stuff" from the NFS.
> >
> > However I am unable to figure out how to get the packages working. I
> > have a list of about 180 packages which needs to be installed. But I
> > am unable to figure out how to go about it. I would like to use
> > precompiled packages, but the CD do not contain the packages I am
> > looking for. One of the option is to mirror the whole package
> > directory from the freebsd mirrors, but that story involves a lot of
> > data transfer and bandwidth. Is there something obvious I am missing?
> >
> > Any help would be highly appreciated.
>
> There are a number of ways to do this general sort of thing.  For the
> base system approach, with pkg_add(1), setting PACKAGEROOT (or
> possibly PACKAGESITE depending on exactly how you configure the server
> for network fetch, or PKG_PATH if the clients have the NFS directory
> mounted) should be good enough.
>
> On the other hand, the way I do it is to have a master server, where I
> build everything (or fetch everything, if I don't want to build it
> myself).  Then the other machines mount /usr/ports from the master
> server.  I use portupgrade to do the installs from the clients, which
> knows how to use packages when available locally and only fetch them
> if they aren't.
>
> I hope this helps.
>
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