Howto find packages

Dinesh Nadarajah dinesh_list at
Thu Oct 16 14:48:01 PDT 2003

The prblem is that mozilla takes a heck of a long time to compile on my
machine and all I want to do is browse the web. :) Oh well. :)


--- Alex de Kruijff <freebsd at> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 09:55:49AM -0700, Dinesh Nadarajah wrote:
> > I guess what FreeBSD needs is a good port of the apt system Should
> not
> > be difficult. It can let pkg_xxx do all the installing etc. Would
> be
> > cool if one existed :)
> > 
> Packages should work normaly, but can give some trouble afther you
> update. There is a port called portupgrade which has the same goal as
> the Debian apt system. You are better of using this if you like to
> upgrade you installed packages. Packages however can stil be a
> problem.
> Debian handels packages better.
> Its likly that using packages isn't that high on the agenda since
> installing application by compiling isn't that hard to do with the
> ports
> system.
> i.e.    cd /usr/port/www/mozilla; make install && make clean
> or      portinstall www/mozilla
> -- 
> Alex
> Articles based on solutions that I use:
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