Totally newbie - install problems
Nagy László Zsolt
nagylzs at netscape.net
Thu Jun 19 14:49:27 PDT 2003
I'm totally new to FreeBSD. I used Linux before but I decided to try
FreeBSD. I just downloaded FreeBSD 4.8 from a public ftp site and
installed a brand new system with X and full development tools. I have
I read about the differences between Linux and FreeBSD. I like the idea
that there is only one official FreeBSD. I'm going to develop cross platform,
multi tiered applications using Python and it is nice to have a free and
compact system which I can offer to my clients. But I need other packages
like "wxPython", "PyCrypto" and others for my work. I know I can download
the source code and compile them. I could also find binaries but the dependency
tree is endless (and I had version problems too). I read the comparison where
someone said FreeBSD is even better than Debian in this matter. This was one
reason why I decided to use FreeBSD. I know the solution is out there but I don't
know where it is. I'm looking for the FreeBSD equivalent of apt-get in Debian.
Probably I will need to setup several client computers in the end, so an
automated installation would be the best (download and install required
packages/ports for the selected package/port automatically).
Can you help me?
Sorry for the long e-mail.
Thanks in advance.
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