New kind of ports

Sam Lawrance boris at
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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