Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com
Fri Jan 30 11:43:08 PST 2004

jhoder at bu.edu wrote:

> hello,
> i have a few questions about the freebsd ports collection:
> i couldn't find source code linked from the fbsd site for irc, for example.  do 
> you know where i can find it, and how can i be sure that what i find will 
> compile on freebsd?
See <http://www.freebsd.org/ports/irc.html>

> i'm relatively new to compiling software and i'm wondering 
> if each program has its own set of rules, or are there some generic lessons 
> about compiling that might serve me well?
> also, if you have any suggestions about some simple programs which i could 
> modify and recompile on freebsd i'd be grateful.

See the links on <http://www.freebsd.org/ports/> for an Introduction into FreeBSD's
ports system, and the Porter's Handbook if you want to learn how to write your own


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