Building OO from ports.

Jon Mercer jon.mercer at achean.com
Sat Oct 11 04:49:54 PDT 2003


Both KDE and OO take a phenomenal time to build from ports, especially
on my laptop, but I've never encountered a problem with either.
Installing gnome2 for the first time was more of an issue because of
resident gnome1 software and libraries, but not a major issue to someone
with moderate abilities.

Whoever told you that may have had a bad experience in the past. Ports
is the great benefit of FreeBSD, and one of the reasons I recommend it
to clients over Linux.

Jon Mercer

Devon H. O'Dell wrote:
> I've never had problems building OOo from ports. Takes a damn long time, 
> but still.
> 
> Never wanted to build KDE and never have :)
> 
> --Devon
> 
> Mike Hoskins wrote:
> 
>> On Sat, 11 Oct 2003, Daniela wrote:
>>  
>>
>>> On Friday 10 October 2003 20:03, RexFelis wrote:
>>>   
>>>
>>>> Someone once told me that 'mere mortals' should
>>>> never attempt to build KDE or OO from ports.
>>>>     
>>>
>>> Why not? I build everything from source (with added debug symbols), 
>>> and I'm
>>> still pretty new to both FreeBSD and UNIX (had about one month 
>>> experience
>>> when I started compiling).
>>>   
>>
>>
>> because they've both broken horribly in the past? ;) seriously though, 
>> the
>> time i had an issue with OO, the maintainer was super responsive...  so
>> unless you're afraid of email, there's not much to fear...  beside the
>> disk space requirements, of course.
>>
>> -mrh
>>
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