FreeBSD Ports Search webpage is not usable

Kirill Ponomarew krion at
Thu Dec 20 09:52:21 PST 2007

On Thu, Dec 20, 2007 at 12:04:07AM +0300, Кутейников Дмитрий wrote:
> Web interface for ports collection is very inconvenient. I want to find
> package to install it by `pkg_add -r` command (because I don't have much
> time to build it from ports tree) but it's name on the site and in the
> package server differ. I've spent a lot of time trying to guess, what
> command I should enter to install : `pkg_add -r
>`, `pkg_add -r openofficeorg-23`, `pkg_add -r
> openofficeorg23`, `pkg_add -r` or `pkg_add -r
> openoffice-org_23`. It's unbearable! Look at
> It's simple. It gave me all information I need to know and I can type
> `apt-get install` or download precompiled package straight
> from the site.
> FIX: Show real package names in the search results and give a link to
> precompiled package.

Well, you can always use "make package-name" to get the proper package
name, another side is, the specified name can be not available of ftp
server if the package wasn't uploaded from pointyhat.


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