Converting Port Management from Ports to Pkg

Convert Ports Management from Ports to Packages on FreeBSD

The FreeBSD Ports system is very effective but costly in time to upgrade applications especially if managing a large number of servers.  With the advent of FreeBSD’s new package system – pkg and Poudriere, package management can be customized similarly to ports with the ease of upgrading via pkg.  This post demonstrates the steps require to convert a machine from utilizing ports to pkg.  If Poudriere is not desired, this guide is still applicable minus the Poudriere setups.

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