Newbie Alert : pkg_add and packages Q (do not want to compile)

Ow Mun Heng Ow.Mun.Heng at
Wed Feb 22 18:59:46 PST 2006

On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 20:32 -0600, Donald J. O'Neill wrote:
> On Wednesday 22 February 2006 19:58, Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've googled. I've read the handbook, I've read "Absolute BSD" and
> > still 

> > $pkg_add -vr x11/xterm-206_1
> > pkg_add: package 'xterm-206_1' or its older version already installed
> >
> > So.. How do I install it?
> >
> > $pkg_delete xterm-203
> > pkg_delete: package 'xterm-203' is required by these other packages
> > xorg-clients-6.8.2
> >
> pkg_delete -f xterm-203
> cd /usr/ports/x11/xterm
> make install

what about the dependency then? Ignore it? What if there are "files"
needed by xorg-clients? eg: and which is not present in the
new xterm?

> What you are trying to do is update using downloaded packages and that 
> is going to work for you. You need to upgrade those packages using the 
> ports system. 

IS or is not? 

Again, I don't want to compile it. I want the binary package. It's
available on the mirrors.

> You really need to look at the Handbook. That's why it was written.

I did. As stated in the initial portion of the email. I'm not only
reading the handbook, I'm reading a newly bought book in addition to
also reading stuffs on the internet.

I'm proficient with the CLI, and being a long time Linux person, I'm sad
to say that FreeBSD ports/packages is really confusing to me.

> Available packages are not as up to date as the ports system is. 

Again, the package _is_ available and I've verified it.

> Don

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