Packages vs Ports

Mel Flynn mel.flynn+fbsd.questions at
Wed Dec 23 17:39:45 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 23 December 2009 08:13:21 Adam Vande More wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 11:06 AM, Arthur Barlow 
<arthurbarlow at>wrote:

> > P.S. I'm using FreeBSD 7.2 on an old Gateway Pentium III machine with a
> > 40G harddrive.
> pkg's are created at the time of release eg 7.2.  They are never updated
>  for that release.


See pkg_add(1) for details.
This will usually work for legacy stable branches, but you may actually need 
to update your system to a more recent stable version once in a while.

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