ports & package names changing?
fbsd_user at a1poweruser.com
Wed Dec 31 07:46:11 PST 2003
Yes, but doing it that way as example, entering 'apache' would
download apache13 when I really wanted apache20. That logic does
not follow through, it's only valid for single versions of an
From: dcf at grond.sourballs.org [mailto:dcf at grond.sourballs.org]On
Behalf Of David Fleck
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 10:30 AM
Cc: Kris Kennaway; freebsd-questions at FreeBSD. ORG
Subject: RE: ports & package names changing?
On Wed, 31 Dec 2003, fbsd_user wrote:
> The FBSD handbook says to use
> http://www.freebsd.org/ports/index.html to find port and package
> names and it only shows the names with versions suffix appended
> the names.
> Pkg_add -r points to directory location with out names with
> versions suffix appended.
> >From user view point, pkg_add -r does not work because user is
> entering name with version suffix appended as they are led to
> believe is the correct name as instructed by the FBSD handbook.
If you read
it says, about half way down the page:
"Note that in the example above lsof is used instead of lsof-4.56.4.
the remote fetching feature is used, the version number of the
must be removed. pkg_add(1) will automatically fetch the latest
Can you give a concrete example of what the handbook says, and how
following the steps causes a problem? I'm not seeing it, it's
fine for me.
david.fleck at mchsi.com
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