Newbie Alert : pkg_add and packages Q (do not want to compile)
e.schuele at computer.org
Wed Feb 22 20:16:54 PST 2006
Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> 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)
Ah. Got distracted by kids and never finished reading his entire post.
Sorry for the noise.
> 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*??
Don't worry. Its normal. Any loose ends with respect to dependencies
will get tied up later.
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