ports vs source

Andy Smith andy at freebsdwiki.org
Fri Sep 3 10:42:36 PDT 2004

On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 06:34:32PM +0300, Cristi Tauber wrote:
>        Yes i know something ... like the avantages of rpm and another
> linux package managers. But .. I want apache 1.3.31 with php-4.3.4 and
> mysql 4.0.20 (let's say) ... from ports ... i understand that I can
> %choose% what version i want to install ?? Is that correct ?

Well, if you installed those applications from ports you would
currently get apache 1.3.31, php 4.3.8 and mysql 4.0.20 (assuming
you chose the mysql40-server port and not 41-server or 50-server).

You can't choose specific versions of those applications, but I
don't really see why you would want to do that; you normally want
the latest that is maintained for FreeBSD.

Please do not top post.
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