Subject: Re: repackaging packages?
To: Malcolm Herbert <>
From: Adrian Portelli <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/04/2006 22:17:52
Malcolm Herbert wrote:
> I have a system which I'm wanting to update but before I do I'd like to
> collect all the installed packages and archive them first ...
> Trouble is, I didn't keep them when I built them and I only have the
> installed copies ... is there a simple method that I can use to rebuild
> binary packages from what's installed?
> Thanks,
> Malcolm

pkgtools/pkg_tarup ?

"The pkg_tarup command is used to create a binary package from an
installed package.  It can be used to tar up one or more packages,
including dependent packages, if desired."