Adding Packages and Ports

Krikket krikket at
Sun Feb 1 20:21:29 PST 2004

On Sun, 1 Feb 2004, Andrew L. Gould wrote:
> Krikket wrote:
 > I was able to do a "pkg_add -r cvsup" on the first try.  But I ended up
> > with the same problem -- not being able to find the package once it was
> > installed.  Needless to say, I can't add any ports as a result.
> Why are you using the '-r' option?  If you're using the install 4.9 CDROM,
> just cd to /cdrom/packages/All and:
> pkg_add cvsup-16.1h.tgz
> If you're using ports, cd to /usr/ports/net/cvsup and execute:
> make install clean

Err...  Excuse me while I'm a little bull-headed here, and attempting to
adjust from the linux world.  The reason I was thinking of using the -r
option is because it pulls from the ftp site.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but the various versions of freeBSD (3.x,
4.x, and 5.x) are still being worked.  Needless to say, 5.x is the
bleeding edge, but 4.x hasn't been left to go stale.  (Or else how would
security patches get done, when needed?)

Therefore, the thought was to get the latest and greatest from the
net.  No, it's not as bleeding edge as the 5.2 stuff, but if a patch was
done since the 4.9 iso's were made, it would be a good idea to have that
on hand.  So I thought it would be a good thing to use -r as a default
option.  Or am I just using an incorrect line of thinking, due to the flux
that I got used to (and wish to avoid) from when I was dealing with the
Linux world?

So, given that I should have the ports installed from my initial install
phase, all I have to do is the make install clean?  Too cool.  Thank you
for the pointer!


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