Getting started with FreeBSD

Tore Lund toreld at
Wed Oct 11 02:47:06 PDT 2006

cothrige wrote:
> [snip]
> However, after reading you post, I am thinking that the packages are
> only available for the snapshots labelled RELEASE.  Am I right?  All
> updates and changes made in between one release and the next are via
> sources.  Would that be accurate?

I wondered about the same thing some time ago.  I was told by one of the
gurus to try packages-6-stable, which would most likely work with
6.1-RELEASE.  So I tried to fetch the latest Firefox in this way:

pkg_add [no line break]

Seems to work fine.  However, I tried to do the same thing with
Thunderbird (mail/thunderbird-, and then I got many warnings
about libraries not being up to date.  Could I have done it differently
to get dependencies updated as well?

Just a few extra words in section 4.4.1 the handbook could probably have
cleared this up.

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