New kind of ports
boris at brooknet.com.au
Sat Jun 25 15:13:44 GMT 2005
On Sat, 2005-06-25 at 17:10 +0200, meka wrote:
> I've discovered existence of FreeBSD in 2000. That was the biggest
> discovery in my life. Ports system was just great. Then, I had to
> install linux and wipe out bsd. I've found gentoo the closest solution
> to freebsd's ports system. Portage (equivalent to ports in bsd) has
> some adventages (and disadventages, too, but purpose of this mail is
> inprooving ports system), but I would like to point out to just few of
> them. First is the download. If one does make fetch, interupts it, and
> does make fetch again, nothing happens.
In that case you want 'make checksum'. See the 'ports' manpage.
> Second, why does make has such
> a weird dependency? I mean, wouldn't it be more logical to behave like
> make dependencies and then unpack it self?
I'm not sure what you're after here, perhaps misc/porteasy or
devel/portcheckout will do what you want.
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