January 14, 2018 tim

In this tutorial we will cover how to export a list of all packages and their dependencies that have been installed via pkgng. This is useful when you need to rebuild a system from scratch or setup a new FreeBSD server that requires the same packages as an existing system. This is how we do it. On existing system run pkg prime-list > requirements.txt make a copy of requirements.txt  so you will have it in a time of need, or if you are just building an identical system copy it to the system using scp like so scp requirements.txt username@host:/some/remote/folder/…