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Once you have built and installed a package, you can create a binary package which can be installed on another system with pkg_add(1). This saves having to build the same package on a group of hosts and wasting CPU time. It also provides a simple means for others to install your package, should you distribute it.
To create a binary package, change into the appropriate directory in pkgsrc, and run make package:
This will build your package (if not already done) and package
it into a binary package. You can then use the
pkg_* tools to manipulate it. Binary packages are
PACKAGES, which defaults to
/usr/pkgsrc/packages, in the form of a compressed
tar file. See Section C.2, “Packaging figlet” for a continuation of
See Chapter 23, Submitting and Committing for information on how to submit such a binary package.