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Date:      Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:55:10 -0700
From:      Doug Hardie <bc979@lafn.org>
To:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Questions" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Port/Package Upgrade Question
Message-ID:  <DBA83A38-E38E-4392-8D49-F9E112C5C99D@lafn.org>

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I have a number of systems that I need to upgrade to 9.3.  I have one =
system that is the development/test system.  Its already at 9.3 and it =
has a number of ports/packages installed that need to be on the =
production systems.  In the past I have built packages for each in =
/usr/ports/packages/All and then just mounted that directory via NFS on =
the production machines and used pkg_add to install them on the =
production machines. =20

Some of these are packages in that they use the default configuration.  =
Unfortunately, some of them have to be compiled via the ports system as =
they use non-standard options.  I have made a package for each of them.

None of the production systems have pkg on them.  They all use the old =
packages stuff.  I suspect I will first need to convert them over to the =
pkg system.  Thats not a big deal as its a fairly quick process.  =
However, how do I then upgrade the ports/packages from the test system?  =
The production systems can't be used to recompile the ports as that =
would involve too much down time.=



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