Update a package
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Wed Nov 26 08:17:28 PST 2008
"Gary Hartl" <ghartl at gmail.com> writes:
> So am I to understand the package tree is considered part of the ports, i've
> fetching the packages from
> I don't have a local ports tree, since i'm tight on space ( only 20gig HDD
> Can ports be fetched remotely?
Sure. pkg_add(1) has a '-r' option for fetching remotely, and
portupgrade(1) has a '-P' option to specify using packages (it will
fetch from FreeBSD servers if possible).
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
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