updated ports tree

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Fri Apr 23 18:25:25 PDT 2004

Killermink ! wrote:
> I see what your saying and i suppose I have two points:
> 1) Can you install a port without installing the ports tree?

Yes, or sort of.  You need things like the ports Makefiles in /usr/ports/Mk, 
but if you copy, say, archivers/gtar to /tmp/gtar and then deleted 
/usr/ports/archivers and the other categories, you could still build the gtar 
port by itself.  Modulo dependencies.

Frankly, if 300MB of disk space is an issue, using binary packages instead or 
else build your ports on another machine and create your own packages is 
probably the way to go.  "make package-recursive"...

> 2) If you must install the ports tree, what is the best way to keep it 
> up to date?


> I am still new at this, and can't seem to find packages for all the 
> ports in the tree...

Where did you look, and what is missing?


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