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Date:      Tue, 6 Mar 2012 12:13:53 -0600
From:      Adam Vande More <>
To:        Bernt Hansson <>
Cc:        Polytropon <>,
Subject:   Re: port to package amd64 to i386
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On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 11:36 AM, Bernt Hansson <> wrote:

> Again, a "problem" is that packages can only be generated
>> if the port has been installed
> Why is that. I hope you can educate me on that.

Because a package is the result of what is installed.  It essentially works
somewhat like Debian's checkinstall by keeping track of what's installed by
the installation script, then using the info of what's installed to build
the package.  I'm not exactly sure how "make package" works internally, but
it wouldn't surprise me if it's almost the same as "pkg_create -b".

Adam Vande More

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