General issues with the ports system
eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com
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
> of having to compile anything at all. Each port['s entry on the web
> contains a link to its corresponding package [if available] and you may
> simply download that file and then run the pkg_add command on it or you
> 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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