> I know that pkg_create command will create packages for the other 3 boxes. > if I am going to rebuild all of my ports from scratch, can I somehow > tell FreeBSD > to create a package all the time and store it in a directory?
In addition to what the others have mentioned, you can also use "portmaster -g" to create the packages. > also what file do I modify to tell the other local machines where to > find the packages? > can this be a sftp url? it would be convenient cause sshd is installed in > base. That depends upon how you are going to manage the package installation on the other machines. If you are using pkg_add(1), then you can either use full URLs like: pkg_add ftp://packagemachineipaddress/packagedirectory/www/firefox-3.5.1,1.tbz or you can define either PKG_PATH, PACKAGEROOT, or PACKAGESITE in the environment in which you're going to call pkg_add: env PACKAGEROOT='ftp://packagemachineipaddress/packagedirectory/' pkg_add -r firefox35 You can test your settings with "pkg_add -nvr" to see from where it is trying to fetch packages. See the pkg_add(1) manpage. Note that if you use pkg_add(1), you are limited to schemes supported by fetch(3) for remote packages. I don't think this includes sftp:// or ftps://, although I think it does support http:// with basic authentication and password-protected ftp. Of course, you could perhaps tunnel your ftp through ssh; or you could turn remote packages into "local" packages by mounting the remote package directory via Samba or NFS, protected by Kerberos or IPSEC if you wish. If you use portupgrade/portinstall -PP, then you can define PACKAGESITE and PKG_FETCH in the environment, where PKG_FETCH is an sftp-aware client like curll(1) from ftp/curl, with the appropriate flags. See the portupgrade(1) manpage. b. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"