Pain finding packages
kraduk at googlemail.com
Sun Jan 31 10:22:05 UTC 2010
On 30 January 2010 23:42, Kurt Buff <kurt.buff at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 10:48, Joe Springer <joespr at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hi.
> > I am very new to FreeBSD with several years of Linux experience. After
> installed FreeSDB for the first time, I wanted to install some packages. For
> example, samba.
> > I found that
> > pkg_add -r samba
> > fails. I need to know specifically the samba version to install it.
> > To install, I needed do this:
> > pkg_add -r samba3
> > This is difficult. Do I need to look up every package in advance on your
> website to understand what version I need to install?
> > Isn't there a way to specify "Install the latest version of some package
> that is appropriate to the version of my installed FreeBSD"?
> > Thanks,
> > Joe
> Not really.
> However, you should have installed a copy of the ports tree during the
> creation of your machine.
> Here are your tools: csup (or portsnap, either of which will keep your
> ports tree current), portupgrade (or portmaster or one of a couple of
> others, to upgrade your current ports) and make. csup is native, and
> portupgrade seems to be more commonly used than the others of its
> For make, do the following, after csup (or an alternative):
> cd /usr/ports
> make search name=samba | less
> cd /usr/ports
> make search key=samba | less
> Then browse that list to see what most particularly applies to your needs.
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he is a one liner to update your ports tree
csup -h cvsup.uk.FreeBSD.org /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile
you might want to replace uk with your country code though
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