Subject: Re: How can I download binary packages?
To: Roland Illig <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/29/2006 07:51:26
On Sat, 29 Apr 2006, Roland Illig wrote:

> Q: How can I download binary packages without installing them? I have a bunch
> of computers where I want the same packages to be installed, but I don't want
> to download them ten times.

I suggested we add a switch to pkg_add long ago to fetch only. Sorry I 
never did this yet.

It should probably still extract partially so it can download the 
dependencies too.

And we need to have a defined location on where to download. Maybe pkg_add 
can use a configuration file or an environment variable to know where the 
local packages are to be stored.

As an alternative probably a wrapper script around ftp(1) can do it.

 Jeremy C. Reed

echo '9,J8HD,fDGG8B@?:536FC5=8@I;C5?@H5B0D@5GBIELD54DL>@8L?:5GDEJ8LDG1' |\
sed ss,s50EBsg | tr 0-M 'p.wBt SgiIlxmLhan:o,erDsduv/cyP'