Why FreeBSD not popular on hardware vendors

Ole subbsd at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 07:42:46 PST 2008

Also you can use portupgrade -PP

     --use-packages-only    Never use the port even if a package is not avail-
                            able either locally or remotely, although you
                            still have to keep your ports tree up-to-date so
                            that portupgrade can check out what the latest
                            version of each port is.

In in some cases re-compiling it better then package usage. For example you 
may wish for GnomeVFS support by OO, or drop GNOME support and KDE support 
instead. This function sets in configure by program author and when you 
working with ports you can play this options

On Thursday 11 December 2008 18:23:04 Julien Cigar wrote:

> > > that this is a well known bug that require some rearchitecting and that
> > > a proper umount has always been the way to umount a drive, but,
> > > honestly, you cannot seriously convince someone to use FreeBSD with
> > > things like this ...
> > > - Altough ports are fantastic, building things like OpenOffice or ...
> > > is just inhuman, especially when you cannot use -j for building ports
> > > (but it's being resolved I think). Of course there are packages, but
> > > it's far less friendly to use (and manage) than apt-get/dpkg.
> >
> > you may pkg_add from ftp repository
> of course .. too bad that there is no pkg_upgrade

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