> 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
Hello, Correct me if I'm wrong but all you need to do is to "make package-recursive" instead of "make package" for your pkgA. It will make a package for all the dependencies of pkgA. Good luck, Martin > 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. >> > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"