Install via ports...

Chad Gross avatar4d at
Wed Dec 13 17:57:31 PST 2006

On 12/13/06, Ne'Bahn <business.oriented at> wrote:
> Hi list, I've read the handbook for ports, basically (if I understand)
> ports
> are files that brings information (location, dependencies) to the system
> to
> compile a series of files (sources) to have the final piece of software.
> Very nice with the advantages that comes with this type of installation,
> but, what about a big applications like Gnome, OpenOffice and so on. I
> can't
> try ports because I can't have a fast/long connection for downloads (due
> to
> some restrictions on my country) so I always install via packages, and it
> takes a while, well a little bit. So what I am asking if is anyone has
> test
> a Gnome,, or any other big installations via ports (say in
> a
> Pentium 4 2.8GHz HT with 512Mb RAM) can tell me the elapsed time ??? Just
> curious...thanks in advance.

I have a P4 2.8 w/ 1G RAM and it takes hours to compile OpenOffice and
around 9GB of hdd space.

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