Newbie Alert : pkg_add and packages Q (do not want to compile)
Ow Mun Heng
Ow.Mun.Heng at wdc.com
Wed Feb 22 19:59:49 PST 2006
On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 21:36 -0600, Donald J. O'Neill wrote:
> On Wednesday 22 February 2006 20:59, Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> > what about the dependency then? Ignore it? What if there are "files"
> > needed by xorg-clients? eg: libXX.so.Y and which is not present in
> > the new xterm?
> Since you want to replace it with a newer version, why are you worried
> about the dependencies. The newer version will take care of that. Of
> course, if you delete xterm and don't replace it, then you will have to
> handle the dependencies.
So, I do pkg_del -f xterm and then a pkg_add -vr xterm-206_1 and it will
upgrade xorg-clients if needed? If yes, then Good.
> > > 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?
> Is or is not what? I don't understand what you're asking here. You need
> to use more than a 4 word question, of which 2 of the words are the
> same. It tends to be confusing.
Sorry but You're confusing me too. Read your sentence "update using
downloaded packages and that is (?NOT?) going to work for you"
> > Again, I don't want to compile it. I want the binary package. It's
> > available on the mirrors.
> No It's not. The port is available on the mirrors. So compile it, or
> leave the old one in place.
ls -l | grep xterm
lrwxr-xr-x Nov 28 09:12 xterm-206_1.tbz -> ../All/xterm-206_1.tbz
tar -v -t -f xterm-206_1.tar
-rw-r--r-- root/wheel 1560 2006-02-07 15:20:18 +CONTENTS
-rw-r--r-- root/wheel 42 2006-02-07 15:20:18 +COMMENT
-rw-r--r-- root/wheel 479 2006-02-07 15:20:18 +DESC
-r--r--r-- root/wheel 8654 2006-02-07 15:20:18 +MTREE_DIRS
-r--r--r-- root/wheel 1313 2006-02-07 15:19:55 man/man1/resize.1.gz
-r--r--r-- root/wheel 41772 2006-02-07 15:19:55 man/man1/xterm.1.gz
-rwxr-xr-x root/wheel 10104 2006-02-07 15:19:54 bin/resize
-rwxr-xr-x root/wheel 2118 2006-02-07 15:19:54 bin/uxterm
-rws--x--x root/wheel 252996 2006-02-07 15:19:54 bin/xterm
-r--r--r-- root/wheel 1527 2006-02-07 15:19:55
-r--r--r-- root/wheel 6551 2006-02-07 15:19:55
-r--r--r-- root/wheel 4232 2006-02-07 15:19:55
> > 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.
> Use Windows instead. All that takes is money.
Why the sarcasm?
> > > Available packages are not as up to date as the ports system is.
> > Again, the package _is_ available and I've verified it.
> > Thanks
> I'm sorry. You've verified the port was available. The package is not. I
> just checked.
See above. I too do my own verification before shooting emails out to
> At this point, I'm going to close my ears eyes to you. You've been given
> advice by me and others
and I thank you and them for it.
Ow Mun Heng
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