newbie install question

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Wed Nov 26 09:37:03 PST 2003

Bob Collins <bobc at> writes:

> I did mine the hard way. I grabbed that file and put into /tmp. I then
> gunzipped un-tarred and configured and made. It worked, but surely the
> distfiles methods is easiest.

It also means you can't use the package tools on the program should
you want to remove it in the future (or update it, etc.).

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