Ports vs. Packages

Charles Howse chowse at charter.net
Mon Aug 18 16:25:39 PDT 2003

> Neither. I'd recommend installing sysutils/portupgrade and using the
> portinstall option to fetch & install packages (so you always get the
> latest version). Check the -P and -PP options to portinstall.
> Note that doing this will require you to have an updated ports tree.
> You'll need to cvsup your ports regularly 
> (net/cvsup-without-gui). There
> are many threads on the mailing lists with detailed information on how
> to cvsup your ports tree and rebuild your INDEX.

Will doing it that way require all the compiling? 

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