Debian apt-get / FreeBSD ports

Bill Schoolcraft bill at
Tue Jan 24 10:36:22 PST 2006

At Tue, 24 Jan 2006 it looks like devnull at composed:

> Hello,
> I come from a Debian background, i normally 'apt-get update' the list of
> the packages that apt-get mirrors serve before 'apt-get install'ing any
> package. Is there anything like that while using FreeBSD ports? If no,
> How does ports know what are the versions of the latest packages?
> thanks,
> Sincerely,

Just "cd" into the /usr/ports/<category>/<package>

and type "make install clean"

It will fetch all the needed dependencies, kinda fun to watch if
your new to it :)

Bill Schoolcraft
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San Francisco, CA 94121
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