BigApache for Windows - Why doesn't BSD have an installer package like this ???

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sun Aug 1 08:03:25 PDT 2004

On Sun, Aug 01, 2004 at 06:32:57AM -0700, Joshua Tinnin wrote:

> However, if you still want to use packages instead of source, I'm pretty sure 
> if you use the -r flag with pkg_add it will auto-fetch-and-install the 
> dependencies you need, as -r signifies to fetch the package remotely - i.e., 
> pkg_add -r xfce4 (I just tried this with another package, and it installed 
> the dependencies for it).

pkg_add -r will install any dependencies that are missing, but it
won't upgrade any earlier versions of dependencies it finds already

For that, use 'portupgrade -PPNa' (which, despite the program name,
only operated on packages with that combination of flags) -- but make
sure you download a freshly build /usr/ports/INDEX file, or
portupgrade won't know what the latest versions of things are.  Of
course, you'll have to 'pkg_add -r portupgrade' to install portupgrade
the first time.



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