Questions about packages and ports

Nikolas Britton nikolas.britton at
Mon Jun 27 18:25:54 GMT 2005

On 6/27/05, Sean Murphy <smurphy at> wrote:
> I like to use the pkg_add -r feature of FreeBSD, however I have run into
> a problem where the ports have a more current version of the app then
> the package of the same app.
> It seems the ports collection is updated more then the package
> collection is this true?

> Is the maintainer of a package and a port the same person?  Are they
> responsible for updating the package and the port?

Yes and No
> Packages will download dependencys required by the app does the ports do
> this as well?



On a similar note can someone remind me how to set the remote package
site for pkg_add and portupgrade -P? I remember it had something to do
with setenv but don't remember the variable it uses and I've never
used the portupgrade -P option before.

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