Fetching sources for ports

Kent Stewart kstewart at owt.com
Wed Apr 16 08:49:27 PDT 2003

On Wednesday 16 April 2003 08:54 am, Wayne Pascoe wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 05:12:30PM +0200, Jalle wrote:
> > Hi, I'm wondering if there's any way to fetch the sources
> > (tarballs, gzips, bzips etc) for a port, including it's
> > dependencies, without installing the whole thing right away?
> > I could, of course, check http://www.freebsd.org/ports and see what
> > the requirements are, download these, see what the requirements for
> > the requirements are, download there, see what the... (you get it
> > right?) But for a rather large port (like KDE, which I happened to
> > have in mind) this would take ages!
> In the port directory, make fetch will fetch the sources.
> I'm not sure how this works for meta ports like KDE, Gnome and X11.
> I'm also not sure if this will recurse and fetch ports for dependency
> apps.

I use "make fetch-recursive". When I did this in ../kde3, it fetched all 
of the updated tarballs for 3.1.1.


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


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