General issues with the ports system

Jon Drews jon.drews at
Mon Jul 5 21:35:10 PDT 2004

The following are really good articles from FreeBSD Basics:
Ports Tricks
Cleaning and Customizing Your Ports

Other online resources:
Articles at FreeBSD Diary
Daemon News has good articles too:

Some books that I have found to be helpful:
The Complete FreeBSD by Greg Lehey
BSD Hacks; 100 Industrial-Strength tips for BSD users and administrators

On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 23:35:28 +0200, Konstantin 'Kosta' Welke
<damaker at> wrote:
> Hello!
> I have some questions about the FreeBSD ports system. I did not find
> any further "real" documentation other than the FreeBSD handbook and
> the porters guide, so I guess I'll just ask you guys.

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