Getting started with FreeBSD
toreld at netscape.net
Wed Oct 11 02:47:06 PDT 2006
> 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-22.214.171.124.tbz), 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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