updated ports tree

Joe Altman fj at panix.com
Fri Apr 23 11:23:39 PDT 2004

On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 10:04:06PM +0000, Killermink ! wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am about to (re)install FreeBSD 5.2.1, and wish to make sure I have the 
> latest ports afterwards.  I do not really wish to install the whole ports 
> tree from sysinstall as disk space is at a premium, and i will (soon) have 
> a fast internet connection so seems pointless when i am only going to 
> install like 10 ports. Also, the ports tree on the 5.2.1 ISO is out of date 
> now.
> I have read the manual over and over, but cannot fathom how I can make a 
> port without the whole ports tree being installed...
> Is it possible to make a port in this way, and how is it done?

If disk space is at a premium with an out of date ports tree, and
ports were likely added in the interim, then disk space will still be
an issue with a current ports tree, no?

So you may want to:

1) use packages, and skip ports entirely


2) install the ports tree, and update it as a part of a make world

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