On Sat, 3 Jan 2009 12:23:06 -0500, stan <st...@panix.com> wrote: > I have managed to build OO on a machine of the same architecture as I want > to run it oon. The target machine does not seem to be capable of building > it. I suspect that it does not have enough memory. > > Can I create a package on the "donor" machine to move this to the target > machine? Or is there a better way to do this?
Yes. The pkg_create utility can do this for you. * Create an empty directory in the package 'host' system. This will hold the OO package and any dependencies it needs to run. I often use `/usr/ports/packages' for this purpose, i.e.: # mkdir -p /usr/ports/packages * Enter the empty directory and run pkg_create. By specifying the -R and -b options you can create packages for an installed version of OO (the -b option) and all its dependencies (the -R option): # pkg_create -R -b open-office-XXX Make sure that you specify the package name of the installed OO. Let pkg_create run for a while, and when it is finished you will have `*.tbz' packages for OO and everything it needs to run. Copy these packages in a directory on the target host (or just mount the 'host' directory over NFS), make sure that you have plenty of disk space in /var/tmp (pkg_install will need it to extract the packages as it installs them on the target system), and then from the target system run: # cd /path/to/mounted/package/directory # pkg_add open-office-XXX _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"