doubts on FreeBSD

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Thu Nov 24 05:28:18 GMT 2005

>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-freebsd-questions at
>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Cstdenis
>Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2005 3:42 AM
>To: Anirban Adhikary; freebsd-questions at
>Subject: Re: doubts on FreeBSD
>Same as any other *nix operating system. Basically just follow the
>installation instructions with the program. Common basic ones are...
>untar it
>    tar -zxf file.tar.gz
>cd into the extracted dir
>    cd file/
>run the configure script if there is one.
>    ./configure
>and compile it with make or if necessary gmake
>    make
>But, if a program is in the ports tree you are better off using 
>that unless
>you have specific reason not to.

Most of the time - there are some ports that the authors make
very strange decisions on, though.  (ever tried the dspam port?)


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