Could not find package - using ports

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Mon Dec 22 15:34:56 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 10:29 AM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Dec 2008 10:20:24 -0500, "Glen Barber" <glen.j.barber at> wrote:
>> Portupgrade won't install packages -- it'll upgrade your ports using
>> the ports tree.  If you want the latest software, you need to compile
>> using ports.  Packages are built once, when the X.X-RELEASE comes out.
>>  Did you read the portupgrade man page?
> That's not entirely true. The portupgrade port installs a program
> called portinstall. According to its manpage, portinstall can
> -a- install from ports (compile), -b- install from packages
> or -c- install from packages only (where it works similar to
> pkg_add).

That's good to know. Last port* tool I used besides 'make' was
portmaster -- that was a year and several broken ports ago.  Needless
to say, I manage them myself now. :)

Glen Barber

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