updated ports tree

Killermink ! 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 
the tree...

----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 
 > 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If disk space is at a premium with an out of date ports tree, and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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