Subject: Re: exporting a package and everything it requires
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/24/2004 22:30:43
On Fri, 24 Dec 2004, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> I have a machine that has installed all of the packages I want to
> install on another machine.  (To be precise, it's kde.)  I know I can
> do 'pkg_tarup kde' to get a tarball; it will also list a number of
> other packages that it requires.  Those, in turn, will require other
> packages which I'll need to package up.  Is there any easy way to start
> with a package name and get everything that's needed?  I suspect that
> pkgdepgraph can do it, but I haven't figured out the proper option(s)
> and/or scripts.

Try "pkg_tarup -a kdebase3" or "pkg_tarup_all kdebase3".

I don't know what meta-package to use.

Anyways, I have also simple ran pkg_tarup on all installed packages for
reuse on other machines and it has worked fine. In that case though it may
get more than you expected.

 Jeremy C. Reed

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