Updating binary packages
racerx at makeworld.com
Sat Mar 5 21:43:38 PST 2005
Soheil Hassas Yeganeh wrote:
> Hi threre,
> Is there any way on freebsd to update ports and base in a binary way,
> like they do in linux?
> Someway other than CVSUp or portupdate !
> Best Regards,
> Soheil Hassas Yeganeh
You are free to use freebsdupdate (updates the system - assuming you
have never compiled the src tree). And you are free to use pkg_add and
The ports tree is just that, app that are NOT in binary format. These
are apps you build and update yourself.
FreeBSD isn't designed like Linux. It's meant to be the Unix version of
Windows. If you want that type of format, then reconsider staying with
whatever distro of Linux you had.
No offense of course, you just need to realize that FreeBSD (or any
ofter BSD) isnt made to look like, feel like, smell like, taste like,
act like ANY Linux distro.
History doesn't repeat itself -- historians merely
repeat each other.
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