updated ports tree
killermink at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 23 16:41:37 PDT 2004
I see what your saying and i suppose I have two points:
1) Can you install a port without installing the ports tree?
2) If you must install the ports tree, what is the best way to keep it up to
I am still new at this, and can't seem to find packages for all the ports in
----Original Message Follows----
From: Joe Altman <fj at panix.com>
Reply-To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
To: Killermink! <killermink at hotmail.com>
CC: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: updated ports tree
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 14:23:37 -0400
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)
> 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
> 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If disk space is at a premium with an out of date ports tree, and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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