FreeBSD Port: kdenetwork-kopete-0.12.8

andrew clarke mail at
Sun Oct 26 13:58:23 UTC 2008

On Sun 2008-10-26 19:28:55 UTC+0800, FBSD1 (fbsd1 at wrote:

> After researching in greater detail it seem that kopete has never had a
> package generated for it.

The folks only have limited resources.  Not all the ports
have packages made for them.

> I did ftp of the packages server and checked all the different releases
> latest directory and find kopete has never been built as a package all the
> way back to release 5.0. There must be an error in the release package build
> system.

It is not an error for a package to not exist.  The packages made
available on are really only provided for the convenience
of sysadmins don't have to build all their ports from source.  With
several thousand ports in the ports tree it's just not practical to
supply packages for all of them.  It's just inevitable that some
ports have to be built from source by the sysadmin.

Anyway, it is pretty easy to build it yourself and make your own

cd /usr/ports/net-im/kopete
make package

You can also use 'pkg_create -b' instead of 'make package'.

> Can a package be built for inclusion in current and 7.1 and 8.0
> releases?

Only commonly used ports (eg. Apache) are supplied on the release

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