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.