some simple Questions
myndshell at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 19:23:18 UTC 2008
Been reading the FreeBSD handbook,
I installed portsnap:
portsnap fetch & extract & update
then installed portmanager and ran portmanager -u
its now updating.
thanks, for all the replys, in linux land, you either, use the distros tool
(if they have one) or if your on a yum or apt based disrto use that.
On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 11:11 AM, Schiz0 <schiz0phrenic21 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 2:09 PM, Schiz0 <schiz0phrenic21 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 1:32 PM, Nex6 <myndshell at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I am new to Freebsd tho, long time Linux/Windows user.
> > >
> > > install software:
> > > seems the way to to this is pkg_add -r software-name
> > There are two ways to install software. Using packages (pkg_add) or
> > using ports. See my response below for details on how to use ports.
> > > system update:
> > > still not sure? tho this is probly something really simple, seems
> more the
> > > one way to do it.
> > FreeBSD comes with the source code for the entire system. So, to
> > upgrade the system, you need to do two things:
> > 1. Checkout the source code for whatever update you want to use
> > 2. Compile and install that source code.
> > For the first one, see:
> > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/cvsup.html
> > For the second one, see:
> > > main difference between packages and ports?
> > Packages are pre-compiled binaries (which are created from the ports).
> > The ports collection contains small Makefiles. When you install from
> > ports, it does the following:
> > 1. Downloads the source code from whatever website it is hosted on.
> > 2. Apply the FreeBSD patches/upgrades/whatever
> > 3. Compile that source code
> > 4. Install the binaries to the proper location
> > >
> > > thanks in adavnce.
> > >
> Ah, something I forgot to add.
> The only reason the packages system exist is basically to bypass the
> compile time. For example, it would take a long time to compile things
> such as OpenOffice, xorg, or KDE. So instead of waiting that long, you
> can just install the pre-compiled package and it's ready to go. You
> don't have to wait for it to compile.
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