On Wed, 21 May 2008 19:44:31 +0300, Manolis Kiagias <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Matthias Apitz wrote: >>> >>> http://nighthack.org/wiki/EeeBSD >> >> Thanks for that hint. I'm thinking in buying such a device to have it >> with me as a typewriter, mostly; normally I use FreeBSD 7.0-REL on my >> laptop with around 200 compiled ports: KDE, OpenOffice, Lyx, >> StarDict, ... the compilation normally takes 2-3 days to have it all >> ready; >> >> Of course, on that limited device with 4 or 8 GByte SSD it is not an >> option to compile the stuff up from /usr/ports on the system itself, >> not only from the point of view of disk space, but also because of >> the limited lifetime write cycles of the SSD; >> >> In short: what would be the easiest way to move the installed ports >> from my laptop to such an Eee PC? can I make, for example, packages >> from my ports and install them?
Hi Matthias, Yes, you can 'move' the prebuilt packages from your main box :) > - Do not compile anything on the eee. It wil be a test of its abilities > and your patience. Compile the kernel on another a PC and copy it via a > USB key. Either use ready made packages (possibly after setting > PACKAGESITE to packages-7-stable) or use 'make package' on your main pc > to create packages and transfer them. Alternatively, you can use `pkg_create -b' to save the installed copies of a few ports, and move them over. Installed packages can be saved anywhere you prefer to store them. I some times use `/usr/pkg'. As an example, if you have `procmail-3.22_6' installed, you can create a package even after you clean its port build directory with: # cd /usr/pkg # pkg_create -b procmail-3.22_6 This should save the package in `procmail-3.22_6.tbz' in the current directory. Then you can move the *.tbz file(s) to the EeePC and install them with `pkg_add', as Manolis described. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"