General issues with the ports system

Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at
Mon Jul 5 15:58:08 PDT 2004

Mike Brown wrote:

> Konstantin 'Kosta' Welke wrote:
>> b) Is it possible to use & install ports without having a ports tree?
> "For most ports, a precompiled package also exists, saving the user the 
> work
> of having to compile anything at all. Each port['s entry on the web 
> site]
> contains a link to its corresponding package [if available] and you may 
> either
> simply download that file and then run the pkg_add command on it or you 
> can
> simply grab the link location and hand it straight to pkg_add since it's
> capable of accepting FTP URLs as well as filenames."

Or you use `pkg_add -r', e.g.

   pkg_add -r portaudit

to add the latest copy of portaudit available for your platform.


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