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Date:      Fri, 18 Jan 2008 23:32:37 +0000
From:      peter harrison <four.harrisons@virgin.net>
To:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Build server for ports and world...
Message-ID:  <20080118233237.GA1069@desktop.piggybox>

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I'd like to set up a build server at home to save me time when running portupgrade and building world.

I've read the handbook on this, and I'm happy with the process of NFS mounting /usr/src /usr/obj and /usr/ports etc..

I've two questions though.

First, my home server currently runs 6.2-RELEASE - I update it using freebsd-update and it doesn't have the source for world & kernel.
Is it possible to put the 7.0 source on this and build for installation on my desktop, or do I need to take the server to 7.0 before I do this?

Second, is there anyway of building packages without installing them?
I'm not keen to put X and all my desktop gubbins on the server when I only need it to build the packages.

Thanks for any help.


Peter Harrison.
-- 
"`That young girl is one of the least benightedly 
unintelligent organic life forms it has been my profound 
lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid meeting.'" 

- Marvin's first ever compliment about anybody. 



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