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

Ow Mun Heng Ow.Mun.Heng at
Wed Feb 22 20:03:27 PST 2006

On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 21:58 -0600, Eric Schuele wrote:
> Ow Mun Heng wrote:

> > In gentoo, it's a simple "emerge xterm" and all will be done
> > automatically. (Granted, this is compile from source and not from binary
> > packages, which I know can do "cd /usr/ports/x11/xterm && make install
> > clean", but since FreeBSD has binary packages, I rather use that)
> Try 'man portupgrade'.  Look at "-P" or "-PP" switch.  might be what you 
> need.  I would imagine you'd have the best results if you pulled the 
> package down manually then ran portupgrade with appropriate switches.

I followed the advice of Kevin Kinsey and tried it out. 
It's working. Just like Gentoo's Emerge (emerge -Kav xterm)

The only thing (again) unnerving is this statement.

pkg_delete: package 'gettext-0.14.5' is required by these other packages
and may not be deinstalled (but I'll delete it anyway): <--- *anyway*?? 

Ow Mun Heng
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