port update problem - newbie

saravanan ganapathy sarav_gsa at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 21 07:27:42 PST 2005

--- Erik Norgaard <norgaard at locolomo.org> wrote:

> saravanan ganapathy wrote:
> > 
> > Yah. I had a mistake and corrected.
> > 
> > It takes longtime to update the ports. I am not
> sure
> > abt my config. Should I change anything else?
> How long it takes depends on the number of changes,
> first time will 
> probably take a longer. You can speed up in two
> ways: instead of 
> ports-all specify the parts you want updated. Or,
> use a refuse file.
> The two methods work oposite: with the first you
> actively select the 
> parts you want with refuse file you active select
> the parts you don't want.
> I recommend the latter because some times the ports
> tree is reorganized 
> and you won't get new groups if you use the first
> method.
> Whichever you choose, sometimes you get surprised: I
> found a nice tool 
> for converting chm-files to html in the chinese
> collection!??

Since I am very new to freebsd, I am not sure abt the
ports collections which I don't want.

I am trying to use freebsd for web hosting servers.Can
you list the ports which are not useful for servers?

How to use refuse file?


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