ports & package names changing?

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at apropo.ro
Wed Dec 31 05:39:55 PST 2003

On Wed, 31 Dec 2003 08:30:45 -0500
"fbsd_user" <fbsd_user at a1poweruser.com> wrote:

> Your missing the whole point.
> The FBSD handbook says to use
> http://www.freebsd.org/ports/index.html  to find port and package
> names and it only shows the names with  versions suffix appended to
> the names.
> Pkg_add -r  points to directory location with out names with
> versions suffix appended.
> >From user view point,  pkg_add -r  does not work because user is
> entering name with version suffix appended as they are led to
> believe is the correct name as instructed by the FBSD handbook.
> The user doesn't know about or cares about what 'Latest' contains.
> All they know is, they can not get pkg_add to work as instructed by
> the handbook.
> That's the big problem.
> The  'Latest' category needs to be populated with names having the
> version suffix  appended.

Would be easier and not-breaking a lot of things if you would submit a
patch for that sections of the handbook that clarifies this ?

Unregistered ;) FreeBSD user

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